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Could anyone tell me if it is legal to chart on patients after D.C.'s from system. I am not having enough time to chart before patient is removed from system. I don't feel good about doing this, but if it's legal, Ok.

Sour Lemon

Has 9 years experience.

Could anyone tell me if it is legal to chart on patients after D.C.'s from system. I am not having enough time to chart before patient is removed from system. I don't feel good about doing this, but if it's legal, Ok.

It's absolutely OK as long as it's accurate.

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 9 years experience.

In every facility I have worked at you have 24 hours to chart things.