Charting

Staying organized at work

Staying organized at work

Check out this seasoned nurse’s step-by-step advice for creating a good worksheet.

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Nurses’ funny hospital chart bloopers

These funny hospital chart bloopers were submitted by you, so they must be real! Right? Maybe?

The secret of successful charting

The secret of successful charting

Instead of seeing it as one more thing to cross off your to-do list, what if you looked at it as…a conspiracy?

How to avoid patient privacy pitfalls

How to avoid patient privacy pitfalls

Brady Pregerson, MD, and Rebekah Child, RN, may disagree about a lot of things, but they do agree about this: One way to lose your job is to violate patient privacy.

More goofy hospital chart bloopers

More goofy hospital chart bloopers

“She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night.”

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Do you make these 3 common charting mistakes?

Time for a little refresher on charting! You may be surprised at how easy it is to flub up. Have you ever made these errors?

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Improving nurse-doctor communication

It’s not all about following SBARQ; what can we do to improve communication between nurses and doctors?

5 things I’ve learned in my first month as a real nurse!

5 things I’ve learned in my first month as a real nurse!

There’s nothing like your first weeks on the unit, right? Thank God I’ve had a good team at my side and mentors to support me. Here are some gems that may help other new nurses…

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Nurse Jokes: 11 crazy hospital chart bloopers

“The patient experienced sudden onset of severe shortness of breath with a picture of acute pulmonary oedema at home while having sex which gradually deteriorated in the emergency room.”

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Change is not the enemy

Nurses seem to hate change, but we can’t hide from it. In fact, change is the only thing ‘common’ in our profession.

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Getting the right report

In the morning rush of clinical, it seems like the one place where everything would come together would be in the morning report, but that’s not always the case.

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Remembering that first day

Looking back on nursing school, no experience will ever stand out as much as that first day of clinical. That first sponge bath…

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Fun with electronic charting

Ah, typos! Mis-clicks make entertaining reading for everyone. What do you think?

Nurse cartoons – more charting

Nurse cartoons – more charting

We know you’d never falsify a chart, but…what’s the name for a nurse who falsifies their chart?

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Juggling patient prep

There’s nothing quite like the stress of going to the hospital the day before to pick a patient and start prepping for the next day’s work.