So if we do this,
this is going to save time,
it's also going to allow for
immediate follow up if we need it.
Also there, if you're documenting,
you can go ahead and look in the computer
and see, is this different
from previous findings or not?
And also, you can talk to your
patient while documenting,
we can make sure to involve them in
our care and we have that chart handy.
it's just spending time in the room
on a very busy shift
with your patient.
So guys, we're just at 11
o'clock here right before lunch.
Just know it's been a busy day we've given
meds, we have a lot of things happen.
This is very important to
know you may have to stop
and re-prioritize your day.
Well, why does this occur?
When brand new
orders can pop up,
your patient's needs may pop up,
someone may have a critical lab,
there may be a safety issue,
maybe the patient's
condition gets worse.
Just know you will
have to be flexible
and adaptable and re-prioritize
throughout your day.
Okay, guys, we made it to lunch.
This may be a novel
thought to you as a nurse,
but this is actually
It's important to
take care of yourself.
So having breaks and
that's really important in maintaining
your stamina on the shift and your health.
Also, there's a lot of research that
says, hey, if a nurse has a break,
they're able to be relieved
a patient care duties,
they're actually going to
make fewer patient errors.
And make sure this is an
extremely important point.
When you go to lunch,
you have to ensure
that someone is
monitoring your patients.
This has to do with a safety
piece of your patients.
And if no one is monitoring your
patients when you're on lunch,
there can be adverse reactions
that can occur or an adverse event.
So you need to ensure that you know
exactly who is watching your patients.
And I also encourage you to make sure
the charge nurse knows this as well.