THINGS DONE IN 12HOURS AS A CHARGE NURSE.TYPICAL CHARGE NURSE DAY.(Just decided to document one 12hour shift as charge nurse)

0645 TO 0715 :As in coming charge nurse did rounds with outgoing night shift charge nurse. 0730 to 0830check crash carts.Secured unlocked crash cart after rapid response has just ended.Call pharmacy for replacement medications and crash cart key.Rushed down to Pharmacy pick up medications and keys.Relief nursing assistant to check vital signs. 0830 to 0855: …

PATIENT CALL LIGHTS.

The call light is life alert or lifeline.It is a universal standard that demonstrates the quality of care.It should not be abused by anyone. There are various types of call lights (Regular call lights,call lights for paraplegics and call light for quadriplegics.) Who should answer the call light? In my perspective everyone should answer the …