I am a new nurse unit manager at a SNF in upstate SC. I started on my unit about 2 mos ago and so far, I believe we have made positive progress. I have putting together a pilot for my DON regarding a new system in nursing communication/documentation/alert charting/daily task organization, etc...Basically revamping the entire unit from top to bottom.
I am searching for tried and true ways of alert documentation, how to mark a pt for alert charting, what they are alerted for, etc. My DON will not allow me to implement the "sticker inside the chart" system, which is what I have always been familiar with in the paper charting world.
Are there any nurses out there with experience in reorganizing and/or implementing new systems on a unit?
Help!! Any suggestions or ideas welcome!