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Admitting Patients

Give Patients Attention/ Initiate Treatment

Fill Out Forms / Take Vitals

help - takes - provide - order - completes –

talk – needs - confirm – assess - begin

Each admission requires a massive amount of paperwork that includes medical history, the list of
medications being taken by the patient, current health updates, and personal and insurance
information. The admitting nurse ______________this information with skill and attentiveness to
important medical details. When information is missing from the chart, an experienced nurse can track
it down by calling the referring physician or requesting additional hospital records.

Part of the admission process includes a complete workup to _______________the staff with a baseline
from the time the patient entered the hospital. The admitting nurse _____________ a patient's blood
pressure, temperature and other vital signs, and entering those figures into the patient’s chart. They
check on surgical dressings, _______________the reason of admission and ____________a patient’s
level of pain.

A dedicated admitting nurse can take the necessary time to ______________to the patient to find out
important information, A designated admitting nurse can give patients her complete attention and calm
patients during the stress associated with a hospital admission.

After all the paperwork is concluded and the nurse is satisfied that the necessary orders and diagnosis
are in place, the admitting nurse can _______________the patient get settled in the room and set up
the initial treatment protocols. For example, if the patient _____________an intravenous line for fluids,
the admitting nurse can _____________ this process. After taking vital signs, the nurse can
_______________prescriptions and other medical equipment the patient may require during the
admission. The admitting nurse can settle the patient into the bed, review any upcoming procedures
and answer questions before turning the patient over to the staff nurse in charge of the room.