Nurse is concerned PCTs are not documenting properly on patient charts – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889
An RN submitted a question about her patient care technicians not signing off on their work and sometimes not taking patients’ vital signs.
Repeated reporting of these omissions to her supervisor resulted in no change. In fact, the RN stated she had been written up for complaining to the PCTs.
In addition, since she states she is unable to “close shifts” at the end of the day, she also was written up for not doing so. Her supervisor told her to document the information and sign the PCTs’ names to any labs, meds or care. The reader asked if this constitutes falsifying documentation. The simple answer is, “Yes.”