Aug. 15, 2019 - Nursing documentation is a necessary but overly complicated and time-consuming task. It’s a common problem worthy of a closer look, so in Part 1 of this blog series, we examined the findings of a recent study, Quantifying and Visualizing Nursing Flowsheet Documentation Burden in Acute and Critical Care.
Aug. 1, 2019 - Nurses spend between 19% and 35% of their practice time documenting care. That was one of the insights shared in Part 1 of this blog series examining the amount of time nurses spend recording clinical data in electronic health record (EHR) flowsheets.
Jul. 18, 2019 - The burden of documentation is a well-known challenge in healthcare. Now, we have a clearer understanding of the problem, thanks to a recent study shared at the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium and published in December 2018 by the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
May 17, 2019 – One of the most striking realizations about the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drug shortage list is how many of the medications are life-saving. For example, what would a clinical team do if there was no atropine available in the emergency room when a patient’s heart rate is dangerously slow? Or no sodium bicarbonate to administer when a patient is in cardiac arrest? Imagining that is very unsettling.