greetings everyone. i wanted to get some feedback on a situation i recently encountered. i was recently reprimanded about documentation in a patient's chart. i have been an lpn for 19 years and while i am not perfect, i think my documentation is clear. i have always documentated things my patients have said in quotes. recently while caring for a very beligerent patient, the patient called me a "f****** b****". we had been told to document carefully as psych was coming in to do a consult. i documented word for word what the patient had said. when my manager reprimanded me, she said that i should not have written exactly what the patient said but simply stated that the patient "used vulgar language". i personally feel that everyone will have a different perceptions of what "vulgar" is and that quoting the patient was the right thing to do. i have been out of school for a while, so perhaps i was wrong to quote directly. any opinions? thanks!!