Originally posted by BritishStudent
Beasuse as we all know its not what your doing that counts but that you look profesional, spell everything correctly in the patients codex and records while patients die in their own vomit. (as seen today!)
I really take exception to this,BritishStudent.Of course it matters
that every single aspect of our practice is of the highest standard,but you cannot
say that your written work is unimportant.
We are not talking about the odd spelling mistake in your posts,what you write is, on occasion, unintelligible,and this detracts greatly from the points you are trying to make.And yes, I'm sorry,it does
make you look unprofessional.
You said that today you had a patient die in their own vomit(i'm sorry,that sounds like it sucked)Did you have to write up the cardex?You do understand that if that patients family decide they want an investigation,and God forbid it gets to court,you will have to read those notes out,they will be scrutinised and
and you will be judged alongside them.If not this family,what about the next?or the one after that?
What happens if you leave written instructions in the cardex for the nurse on the next shift and because of your inability to write clearly and concisely,an error occurs?What about care-planning?
I'm sorry that you think all this is unimportant,I expect thats why it's part of the Code of Conduct.(we can all do sarcasm,BritishNurse)