The 10 Commandments of Nursing Documentation
Updated: May 17
When I became a nurse, I felt like many of you when it came to nursing documentation. I felt lost. Almost as if there was a sense of "I need to document everything,"
....accompanied with, "Should I chart this?"...
...followed by "This doesn't feel right to note this."
It would have been so much easier on me (especially my OCD, Type-A, ICU Nurse personality) to have had a solid set of 10 or so golden rules of nursing documentation.
Well, the wait is no more!
I present to you...