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    My teacher wants me to be a pro at charting, but I've had very little experience and no teaching. Is there a book or some resource to I can read to get better at this?
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    May I say that you will probably not be a pro at much of anything while in school except reading pathophysiology, looking up medications, and creating care plans.

    With that being said, this is an answer for google. I typed in, "nursing documentation resources" or, "nursing documentation examples" and came up with some decent examples.

    Charting, by hand or manually, is likely a skill mainly developed out of school. Your fundamentals book or other nursing books will have charting advice/tips. Check out the index. Furthermore, I would venture to say that charting by hand is a dying art because of the computer programs out there.

    Continue searching on google. Save your money. Google is free, practically infinite resource.

    Good Luck.

    -Andrew
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    There are different "formulas" to follow for narrative charting. These will vary facility to facility. A common mnemonic......SBAR.

    SBAR is an acronym for situation, background, assessment, and recommendation.

    Situation: Identify the patient and who is involved. Identify the problem/diagnosis, recent changes.

    Background: Review of systems, pertinent medical history (allergies, code status, chronic diseases, and disability), safety/ cultural issues, precautions, labs, medications, mobility status, mental status, next of kin, equipment, tubes, drains, medications, IVs

    Assessment: Plan of care, summary of current condition, catheters, drains, lines, tubes, treatments.

    Recommendations: Pending tests, suggestions or requests, physicians’ orders, what is to happen, where, when, and how, to-do items, anticipated changes, and outstanding issues

    This thread is old and some of the links might not be active but it is a great thread on documentation.
    http://allnurses.com/nursing-student...921-page3.html

    From VickyRN asst admin.....

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