Staff visits

  1. What type of note or form do you use for staff visits?
    If it's simple BP check I use a BP log, but for more in depth visits I need to find a better method than my nurse's notes log.
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  3. by   OldDude
    I know there are varying opinions about this but the only time I write anything down about staff visits is if I have to send them from work to a/their doctor or out in an ambulance.
  4. by   Queen of Icepacks
    The only record that I keep for staff is incident reports.
  5. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    Quote from OldDude
    I know there are varying opinions about this but the only time I write anything down about staff visits is if I have to send them from work to a/their doctor or out in an ambulance.
    Same.
  6. by   Eleven011
    Quote from Queen of Icepacks
    The only record that I keep for staff is incident reports.
    This. I don't chart on Blood pressures, temp checks, "check this weird rash".
  7. by   AdobeRN
    I don't record anything. Only time things will be written down about employee visits is if they are workman's comp related or if I need to fill out an incident report if an ambulance had to be called.
  8. by   WineRN
    Staff is added into our SNAP program, so I chart them like a normal visit. Almost every day I have a staff member asking me for a temp/BP/Rash check/etc and I feel like that adds to my case as to why I'm needed on campus. My only gray area is when staff asks for medical advice, I don't chart on that but them but for students I do.
  9. by   ana010
    Glad to know I am in good company. I just fear there will be an instance I am asked to provide documentation and I have zero.
  10. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    Most of the time I am telling a staff member to call their doctor because, well, I am not their doctor.
  11. by   Queen of Icepacks
    Quote from JenTheSchoolRN
    Most of the time I am telling a staff member to call their doctor because, well, I am not their doctor.
    exactly
  12. by   ruby_jane
    Quote from ana010
    Glad to know I am in good company. I just fear there will be an instance I am asked to provide documentation and I have zero.
    The fear is real. I chart on those who are in our Skyward system. Cafeteria, sub, and janitorial staff are not in my system so I have a less than stellar Word document that I use.
  13. by   ruby_jane
    Quote from JenTheSchoolRN
    Most of the time I am telling a staff member to call their doctor because, well, I am not their doctor.
    Yup! I have started telling staff "I don't have (palliative care item you should really keep in your purse) but you can run to CVS on your lunch or conference...."

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