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What do nurses do all day?

If you are an RN can you please list your day to day activities and what they involve you doing. AKA If you have to chart, then tell me what specifically you have to chart.

Asked By: derekdude222 - 2/22/2008
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As others have mentioned, it depends on thye nursing environment in which you work. I have worked only in ICU and emergency, so I can tell you some of the things I do and general points about what I chart... More
Answered By: Aiden - 2/22/2008
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Vital signs, patient condition and progress, doctors orders, what the patient says related to his condition or care, what the relatives visited when and what they say related to the patient's condition or care....or anything that is necessary to protect yourself and the hospital from being sued. (And even then they can... More
Answered By: People A - 2/22/2008
 
Yep, you pretty much got it. I am in nursing school now and my wife has been a nurse for ten years. Having said that, taking someones vitals can take ...what maybe a couple of minutes.. It takes at least twice that to chart it. This is just vitals. Think about anytime you go into a patients room, you have to... More
Answered By: Veteranschoice - 2/22/2008
 
Nurses have various jobs. An RN is usually the head nurse for the shift, so she has to make sure all the staff are there, solve any staff conflicts and call in new staff if some don't show up. The unit manager or clerk can do some of this Mon-Fri during business hours when they are there.. but RN's often are the boss... More
Answered By: Sarah B - 2/22/2008
 
Stay stressed all day and take sh** off doctors
Answered By: j m - 2/22/2008
 
Sit around, talk, and file their nails while the nurse aides, patient care techs, and transporters do all the work. I'm kidding, the other people got it right.
Answered By: traumaqueen22 - 2/22/2008
 
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