It started me thinking about the sort of high use verbs that we,as nurses, use to communicate with each other. These verbs often have a specific meaning. For example:
to review - to look at issues which need updating e.g. frequency of doing Obs., a wound dressing, blood results
to mobilise a patient - to help a patient to walk
to supervise with ADLs - to check that the patient is able to perform activities such as dressing, feeding, toileting and washing.
to monitor - to keep an eye on something e.g. blood glucose levels, compliance with medications
encourage with fluids / encourage fluid intake - ensure the patient has more to drink.
I am also preparing an online course (on English360) for students undertaking the Occupational English writing test for nurses. More about that later.