However, the Acting DC suspended the charge nurse
and ordered an inquiry against her.
During the transfer of patients with the "red" trauma code to the emergency unit, a charge nurse
gets the first piece of information.
When looking for characteristics of a charge nurse
, the results of this study may be used to identify that appropriate individual.
Editor's Note: In fairness to Nurse LeBlanc, she did report the changes in the patient's condition to her charge nurse
and a respiratory therapist.
Though a complex and challenging position, the role of the charge nurse
has received little attention in nursing literature compared with other nursing leadership positions (Connelly, Yoder, & Miner-Williams, 2000; Miner-Williams, Connelly, & Yoder, 2000; Sherman, 2005).
The charge nurse
is directly responsible for evaluating, reporting and monitoring most of the facility's high-risk areas and then documenting the findings.
During his career with South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust, he was a charge nurse
on wards for the elderly and rehabilitation wards.
As both the charge nurse
on the medical/renal unit and a current Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) student, I find it refreshing to see a team member enveloping the idea of research-based nursing and utilizing it to educate both staff and patients alike.
Saturday, McKenzie-Willamette had recorded four births - two boys and two girls, according to the charge nurse
at the women's health unit of the hospital.
Peter Sutton, who works at the hospital's intensive care unit, told the Nursing Standard:
When the circulating nurse notifies the charge nurse
of the pending completion of the case, he or she notifies the charge nurse
of the cleaning status of the room.
The charge nurse
role evolved from a need to have unit leaders other than the head nurse manage patient care in the absence of the head nurse or during evening and night shifts.