On Friday at 1pm I am addressing all the members of our nursing leadership team. I have the dubious job of convincing them that care plans
done correctly are crucial. We are not JACHO but CMS surveyed. This group of otherwise intelligent forward thinking colleagues come apart when the words care plan are mentioned. We have surveyors who feel that the care plans are essential and that a nurse should be able to pick up a care plan and be able to deliver the care to that patient by the info in it.
The nurse leaders feel the care plans are nothing but rewriting the medical plan and that they don't need to be told how to be nurses i.e. turn q 2h. They think it is insulting. They do not see how care plans and nursing diagnosis helps to validate our profession as a separate vital part of the overall health care of our patients.
Any ideas? I am, by the way the Regulations Coordinator(known elsewhere as survey coordinator).I also am Employee Health nurse/workers comp administrator, infection control and education coordinator. I fill in on the floor occassionally as well.
these girls/guys are a tough crowd!!