Evaluate the following narrative note:
Alert and oriented to person, place, and time. Is cheerful and cooperative. Able to transfer from bed to wheelchair independently. Can't remember to unlock wheelchair brakes. Demonstrated how and why to unlock wheelchair brakes for patient. Patient demonstrated how to unlock brakes prior to moving wheelchair. -------Beth Doyle, RN
Based on your evaluation, which of the following statements is correct?
The terms cheerful and cooperative are opinions. Explanation:Opinion statements are inappropriate. Evaluation of the patient's ability is critical to achieving outcomes. The line drawn before the nurse's signature is appropriate since it prevents the addition of "extra" or inaccurate information by another person. Narrative notes do not require nursing diagnosis statements.