I have not posted here before. Switched to MDS nurse (LTC) from med/surg for a change of pace. My feet still hurt from all the years of med/surg!! Not that LTC nursing is easier, just MDS work. I am helping to enter MD orders for the monthly physician order printouts (since the nurses here do not know how to use a computer and the medical records person is new). I noticed that the nurses are crossing out MD orders when an order is changed or DC'd. It is so strange to me. It seems wrong to cross out an MD order. In acute we would just write the DC or change in order and leave the older orders alone. Is this a common thing in LTC or just a totally wrong practice at this facility??? I am learning this is a different world from acute. It IS a nice change of pace though.
Thanks for any input.