Clinical Documentation for Nurses                   

     Below are suggestions to be used when documenting  interactions with consumers about herbal remedies.  

                                       

          Document all nurse-client interaction related to herbal remedies. 
                                                                  

              Recommend  follow-up with a health care provider. (MD or NP)
                                                                 

              Record products and dosages clients are taking.

    Document that the client is aware that the FDA does not regulate herbs.
                                                       

   Document discussion of safety and efficacy guidelines as well as safe use.