Friday, October 28, 2011

Tips for Nursing Documentation

PRIMED not only wants you to be successful on the CRNE, but be successful in your nursing practice.
Here are some tips regarding documentation to keep in mind for the exam and for real life practice:

  1. Chart as soon as possible, especially vital signs. When the health care team rounds in the morning they need to know the most recent vital signs. Charting the at 10 am is not as useful
  2. Be as descriptive as possible. When describing an assessment finding don't hesitate to use non-conventional words if nothing else seems appropriate
  3. When charting about complex wounds it is very helpful to have a picture or tracing of the wound to monitor progression
  4. Remember to never use an eraser or liquid eraser on charts. Instead put a single line through the words and initial them
  5. Sign off on your medications after you administered them, so there is no confusion about what the patient did and did not receive
  6. Remember to use objective non-biased language

Saturday, October 8, 2011

New workshop dates announced for January 2012

PRIMED is pleased to announce registration is now open for January 2012 workshops to help students prepare for the February 2012 Canadian Registered Nurses Exam (CRNE)!

PRIMED will hold 4 locations for the upcoming review sessions:

January 7-8, 2012: Lethbridge Alberta
January 14-15, 2012: Vancouver, BC
January 14-15, 2012: Toronto, ON
January 21-22, 2012: Calgary,. AB

To receive the early registration rate and guarantee yourself a seat in the course sign up today at:

Saturday, October 1, 2011

CRNE Workshop Succes!

PRIMED is happy to report the fall workshops to prepare students for the October 5 CRNE were a success. PRIMED ran five courses in the following cities: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto. PRIMED facilitators enjoyed meeting students from across the country both new graduates and IENs.

Good luck to everyone writing next week!!