Thursday, January 28, 2010

Remember to provide nursing care between naps

One the 24 hour report from the unit manager: "11-7 change the patient's diaper overnight."

This is really bad. It's unprofessional. It says that the night shift ignores the resident to the resident's detriment. It underscores the common notion that the night shift does nothing.
There is no accompanying claim that the resident is found wet or soiled every morning. It's a flag to anyone reading the report that the resident is unattended all night. This is not true.

It's similar if I were to write: "7-3 provide food to patient." Which I would never do.

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