Does it seem like the system could be streamlined a little when the MD can see and discharge the patient before the triage is complete? Feel sorry for the floor nurses who have to do the admit packet.
That’s nuts ! Sounds like triage nurse, MD and ER staff are inTOO big a hurry, thus creating more work for floor nurses and ultimately the patients pay the price.
My bad … I meant the system (new charting program) has slowed us down and some patients can be discharged home before the nurse can complete the triage charting, for something minor like a middle ear infection or something like that.
On a separate issue, I feel bad for the floor nurses who are using the same new system, but the admission documentation is MUCH worse and time consuming than the ER triage note. Overall, I miss paper. Patients that get admitted are totally worked up in the ER before admission and we hold patients in the ER longer than I think we should.
Does anyone else remember paper?
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