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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:

Communicating a critical situation or change in patient condition

Home Healthcare




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.