This is a discussion on documenting titratable drips in Critical Care Nursing ... We have recently implemented the EPIC charting system at my facility. My unit manager is insisting...
We have recently implemented the EPIC charting system at my facility. My unit manager is insisting that we document every 15 minutes the rate that any titratable drip (dopamine, levophed, propofol, cardizem, etc) is infusing. This is extremely time consuming and is not being done in the other ICU's in our facility. I am wondering what other institutions are requiring as to how frequently you record the rate for a titratable drip in your electronic charting system. Do you only record the time you change the rate, do you record hourly or more frequently? We are trying to develop a policy to address this issue. Thanks
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