Quote from sakura_k
When I worked in long term care, we had something similar but not for charting - more for communicating with each other. It goes without saying that this wasn't always as efficient as I think the higher ups wanted it to be.
Sure did provide some amusing moments, though.
The problem we had was the battery pack being heavy and the cord being a hassle when we were transferring patients. Any similar problems so far, Buckeyefan47?
Yep, definitely some issues with the battery pack being cumbersome, and the cords being in the way- I have gotten myself tangled in the lift more than once, and some of my residents have torn my headset off by grabbing the cord and pulling it.
Another big issue that I have is where to chart; we obviously can't chart while walking down a hall because of HIPAA, but we also cannot chart in the presence of the resident that we are charting on. So, what I have been doing is after performing care on a resident, I have to go to another room (generally one of the bathrooms), close the door and do my charting....not exactly the most convenient thing to do, especially when you are running after alerts.
Definitely a good concept, but there are some down sides as well.