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- by daydreaming Mar 21, '12Hello,
I work in a large teaching hospital with electronic health care records, with WOW's at each patient bedside and outside of their room. I find this helpful for looking up values and entering data when I am scheduled with a patient assignment.
However, when I am charge I must utilize a paper clipboard to cover 56 ICU beds and sometimes keeping track of everything can be daunting. I must find an unused nearby computer to look up new patients, patient data when staff nurses call for help, or reference several other paper trails for creating assignments.
I think you know where I am going with this. Anyways, does anyone have experience working in a hospital as a charge nurse with access to a tablet computer and the hospital's electronic health record system? Do you find it more helpful than carrying around a paper clipboard and notes shoved into your pockets?
Does anyone know where I can find any additional information on this, ie research articles, etc? That maybe I can bring to my manager to show the efficacy of implementing such devices?
I envision having charge nurses with tablet computers, will really help out with work throughput and patient safety.
JuliePoll: Do you think a tablet computer would be helpful in the charge nurse role?
5 Votes / Multiple Choice
I don't want to be responsible for one more thing
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