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what's it like to be a LVN in LTC?

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Charting and the "paperwork" you do IS nursing. One thing that makes modern healthcare/nursing so effective is the charting and record keeping which allows us to keep track of a patients progress and gives us a history. I am always amazed at how many nurses didn't learn in school about why/how charting is part of nursing. Nursing is alot more than standing by the bed doing "nursy" things. It is a team effort that includes people you don't even meet in person but they use what you chart to make changes to your patients care. I suggest people stop complaining about charting and focus on becoming more effective at it. I regularly find myself reffering back to other people's chart entries as I provide care. What you do and don't chart can be as important as the things people consider "real nursing".

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paper work to put it simply.

It is sad someone attaches so little importance to such an important and neccesary part of the modern nursing process. There is alot of difference between "just paperwork" and charting.

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