NCH shared nursing guidelines
At NCH, we are committed to improving patient care. As part of our ongoing improvement efforts, we've created critical guidelines for all nurses in
communicating a critical situation or reporting a change in a patient’s condition.
In this way, we can be sure that all healthcare professionals caring for the same patient have the most current information.
These guidelines include:
Assessing the patient
Reviewing the chart for the appropriate physician to call
Reading the most recent progress notes and assessment from prior shift
Making sure that before you talk to the physician you have the patient’s chart, allergies, medications, IV fluids and lab results
NCH shared tool communications forms:
For more information regarding these or other guidelines, you may email or call Janis Ingebrigtsen,
Northwest Community Healthcare Director of Patient Satisfaction and Patient Safety at 847-618-7950.