1. My new hire orientation is poor to say the least. What, in your opinion, should be included in this process? (for nurses and CNA's)
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  3. by   RN1989
    facility documentation standards - review all flowsheets especially

    computer - charting and order entry/result retrieval

    review P&P books with questions relevant to policies of high interest (blood tx, gtts, insulin, death, transfer inhouse and interfacility, narcotic policies, vs/monitoring, tele, attendance, doctors orders, chest tubes, peritoneal dialysis, admits/dc's, preop/preprocedure checklists, postop monitoring, special doc orders, order sets, emergency protocol orders)

    map to where all departments are and how to get there

    lab specimen policies - who collects what, when, how, what can go in the tube system

    checking orders - QS, Q12, Q24hrs - which shift does it? how to do it

    who signs off orders after secretary - charge or staff

    list of all inhouse phone numbers

    use of staff - all RN, RN/LPN, any CNA's, job descriptions of each

    review equipment used - iv pumps, feeding pumps, scds both thigh hi/calf/foot pumps, o2 - wall and tank & safety issues, suction, specialty beds/mattresses, lifts, scales, vs machines, ekg machines, nebulizer machines, cpaps, wound vacs, ortho equipment setup - OHT/traction, copier/fax, dictation system, medication vending machine, glucose meter

    inventory/charge cards

    That's all I can think of for now. Hope it gives you a start.
  4. by   classicdame
    I also include the JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals and how our facility is working to meet/exceed them. For instance, med error reduction - what do you do if you don't have a med when you need it, or what is the policy on who can titrate regular insulin----
  5. by   petra
    Thank you that is very helpfull.