Not necessarily because we get to the hospital in the a.m. to pick our patient for the day. Clinical starts at 1:00 p.m. When we go up to the floor to pick our pt. we review the chart at the nurse's station and then leave to work on our care plans
. This student mentioned that she had gotten there at 9:30 but that her pt. wasn't admitted until 11:30. The rest of us caught on to the fact that she what she was saying really didn't jive. Had she had her care plan completed, no one would have been the wiser. When the pts. are first admitted, not all of their info is available in the chart. You just know that if you can't get a history and so forth, you just have to go on and pick another pt. Well, she didn't because she thought she was familiar enough with the pt. (because she helped get him admitted) that she could pull off a partially completed care plan. Which, by itself can get you sent home for the day. Thus, one of the reasons she was written up. We are under NO circumstances to walk into a pts room to just check where an I.V site is or just say "hello", because, if something happens while you are in there, say the pt. falls out of bed and breaks something, just because you were in the room, you can be held responsible for that incident. We are able to practice nursing care under the instructor's license, if we do something wrong, even by omission, she could lose her ability to practice. Does that make any sense? LOL!!
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I'm not really sure about the situation, but if the instructor knows she didn't have a careplan b/c her patient was admitted earlier, wouldn't the instructor already know the student was on the floor without permission?