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Frazzle Razzle RN guest post...

One of my first nursing bloggy friends was Rachel and today she is guest posting on this here little 'ol blog.  If you read this blog you probably already read hers, but if not then head on over there.  Again without further ado here is my 2nd guest post:

Hello everyone, my name is Zazzy and I'm an avid reader of Candi's nursing school blog and I'm honored she's chosen to have me host for a day while she's out relaxing in the sun having fun! (I wish you would have taken me in your suitcase CANDI :D)

I have two more semesters of my own to complete before I graduate this May from nursing school, and I also have a fun blog detailing my journey. You can read more at Frazzledrazzlern.blogspot.com

In the meantime while going to nursing school I've been gaining experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and I finally figured out a system that works for me. I was pretty disorganized when I first started and felt overwhelmed with not knowing what to do when and how to "real-time" chart within a timely manner.

My department is a surgical area and we have a few "cheat" or "brain" sheets we follow, so I'm going to just show you the main sheet that I like to use the most.

My cheat sheet is pretty basic in the sense it allows for ambulation information, pt. name, pt's nurse name, whether the pt. has had a bath or bed change, how much IN&OUTS (IN = Water they've consumed and OUT=urine/stool/emesis) the patient's had and of course all the vital information. On top of the right hand corner of my cheat sheet I like to hand write all of the other CNA's numbers of the phones they are carrying along with the RN's numbers too. These numbers are so amazingly important for when I need help in a quick manner, I just pull out my sheet and dial up another aide for help or if the patient needs pain meds I dial up the RN's ext.

My hope is that these sheets help others to get more organized and to document this along my journey to becoming a nurse.




The cheat sheet I follow for the first half of my day shift as a CNA 


The cheat sheet I follow for the second half of my day shift as a CNA



Thanks for that very informative post Zazz & thanks for posting here on my little ol' blog.

Blessings,

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