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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...


The 10 Commandments of Nursing Documentation