Hello, I am currently completing my FNP program and have to write a paper regarding a process I would like to change in my work environment. I was reading posts from a while ago where nurses were discussing the system where patients are given a pin number upon admission to the hospital. Patients would then be able to give out their pin number to people whom they authorize to receive info. When the person calls the nurse, then they have to provide the pin number in order to receive any kind of information about the patient. Well, I was wondering if anyone would be able to provide any info about how this system works in your facility? If anyone can send me linked policies and procedures that would be even more helpful! Thanks so much.
back surgeries, trauma, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, ischemic/hemorrhagic strokes, shunts/drains, craniotomies, psych pts with medical issues....i love it. our ratio is 1:4 and when you get special training for more advanced icu step down pts it decreases to 1:3
cokristinug replied to PRETTYODD's topic in Nursing
On my unit, the secretary makes a copy of the Dr's order and puts it in the nurse's box (each nurse has their own box) so that we can review the orders and carry them out properly. It's also helpful because we don't have to keep referring to the actual chart since we have a copy for ourselves.
cokristinug replied to tc3214's topic in First Year
I just graduated in December and I would like to tell new grads to not be surprised when you feel like you don't know anything once you start your first job. I learn more everyday at work than i did in school. Oh and I study alot more now than I did in school...but that may just be me