SPOTLIGHT: Nurses spend one-fourth of shift bogged down with paperwork

Roughly three-fourths of nurses spend at least three hours of a 12-hour shift focusing on tasks such as redundant paperwork, entering and reviewing orders, and walking to equipment or supply areas instead of on direct patient care a survey of more than 1,600 nurses conducted by Jackson Healthcare reports. According to the survey's results, chief nursing officers (CNOs) are more concerned with coordination of patient care, and see lack of communication as having a significant impact on bedside nurses. Bedside nurses, on the other hand, tend to feel overworked, especially during staff shortages. Summary