I know what you mean....fiddling with the sat probe is so much fun
. Or a patient who won't settle down....been there. I hope those are infrequent occurrences.
To be honest with you...as I said I hate charting...I don't even care if I don't get time exactly correct...like time out...I am fine with guesstimating. I might guestimate time out before we actually do it...just to get something down on the paper....the only way to survive!
Even vitals...if the vitals are okay between 0900 and 0910 and I missed charting exactly what it was at 0905 I will "average" them out. You kind of have to take what reasonably safe shortcuts you can to get through a busy GI day.
But that's just me and my "unsafe" nursing practice. I do try to, want to, follow the protocol....but sometimes you just can't.
It is "just" paperwork. I'd rather have the patient fine and healthy, the doctor reasonably happy, and my stress level down than a perfectly pretty, perfectly timed, patient care record. And me and the doctor in a stressed out mood!