Improve Your Chart Reading Skills

Note to self… buy this book, and improve your chart reading skills.
by Malcolm Rosenberg, RN

with the help of:
– I. Wright Badlee, MD
– Hugh Kant Reed, MD
– Ida Cypher Scribbles, RN


I have dealt with charts every single working day for the past fifteen years. During that time, it always seemed like there was one nurse who everyone would seek out if they were stuck. Its the nurse who could decipher any scribble, figure out why two different nephrologists were consulted on different days, or find a code status in the middle of the ER progress notes. This pamphlet will not transform you into that nurse, but it will plant the idea that chart reading is a learnable skill, that can be practiced and mastered.

Can you read this?