I am an LPN student who is starting acute care on Tuesday. After doing vitals, assesing, documenting, we are left on out on our own to take care of the patient all day. I have no clue how to chart properly, and after reading care plans
, what should I do? We as students have no one to follow for info but can track down an instructor who would not be very happy. I do not want to bother the head nurse for every detail on various patients, but am overwhelmed to be given this much responsibility after doing long-term care- where we had a CNA to show us what they do for patients. The instructor said we cannot make mistakes in charting. Any advise on how to find ways to chart correctly, and what to do for a patient after vitals and assessments are done? I would appreciate any advise so I don't go into the hospital looking like a scared kitten. Thank you for this website!