Nursing Consideration And Effective Communication

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At my workplace, we were having similar problem where nurses were not completing their charting, especially close to end of shift. The unit manager combat this issue by reminding everyone at the hurdles that corrective actions will be given to noncompliant individuals. Also reminders are posted throughout the unit to remind everyone that they need to chart the vital signs every hour and heart sounds and neurological status every four hours. The charge nurse is also responsible for ensuring that everyone is in compliance. According to Wang, Hailey, and Yu (2011), “quality nursing documentation promotes structured, consistent and effective communication between caregivers and facilitates continuity and individuality of care and safety of patients”
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