Other Clinical Nursing Information

Documentation Information

All students should be sure to check with each individual unit for specific documentation information. Your instructor will be able to help you identify and determine how to document information while on the unit.

Medication Administration

MedStar Harbor Hospital uses the Pyxis system, which may only be accessed by your nursing instructor. You will not be allowed to administer medications alone.


All patient, employee, personnel and proprietary information will be treated with confidentiality. It will be available only to people who have specifically been granted access. Further, employees and students accessing such information will maintain the highest level of confidentiality. Employees and students will not access any information that is not appropriate to their positions.

Accessing Policies and Procedures

All MedStar Harbor Hospital policies and procedures can be accessed via the MedStar Harbor Hospital Intranet. See you instructor for details on accessing the intranet.

MedStar Harbor's "Always Behaviors"

As part of our on-going commitment to excellence in patient satisfaction, all MedStar Harbor Hospital team members promise our patients and guests that we will…

  • Always knock before entering a room
  • Always introduce ourselves
  • Always state our role in the patient's care and why we have come to the room
  • Always ask, "Is there anything else I can do for you?" before leaving the patient's room

These "Always" behaviors are just another way that we continue to offer our patients the highest level of patient satisfaction.