Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Partnering with People
The Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan believes that proper charting/documentation establishes and supports the nursing process. Charting/documentation provides a chronological record of events involving the client from admission to discharge from the health care facility/system for the purpose of:
It is the responsibility of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan, through the Nursing Education Program Approval, Registration and Disciplinary processes, to ensure that Registered Psychiatric Nurses are adequately prepared and maintain the professional and legal standards of charting/documentation.
The standards of charting/documentation are guided by but not limited to the following principles:
The Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan believes that it is important that facilities employing Registered Psychiatric Nurses have policies ensuring that the professional and legal standards of charting/documentation are being met. Employers need to provide adequate orientation and ongoing support related to their agencies’ charting/documentation system (including computerization). It is the responsibility of employers to set staffing quotas and assignments to allow adequate time for charting/documentation.
Adopted April, 1996.
Approved by Council