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Charting is like a Dinghy in the Atlantic...

I normally like to give you guys some solid tips and best practices, but I thought I would throw one in for more emotional support today.


First off, I am well aware of the challenges that we as nurses face when it comes to nursing documentation. We are scared shitless in many instances.



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We fear retribution from coworkers and doctors who don't agree with our charting...


Being written-up by managers for not charting "the right thing"...


Having complaints from patients because we charted "patient refused"...


Being sued by family of patients we lost...


And most importantly we are terrified that we will lose the one thing we worked so hard to obtain - our license.


Trust me, I know just as well as you do that getting my nursing license was a battle that I never want to give up. I'm constantly on high alert when it comes to CEUs and renewing my license.


But the reason I bring this all up is because today in a conversati