For those of you that have been around for the change from paper charting to computer charting, what was it like? We had our first day and it was horrible!! People had break downs, some have threatened to quit, and we are all trying not to let the stress lead us to attacking each other.
There are not enough tablets/computers for everyone, we only got 4 hrs of training that everyone felt was a waste of time because none really applied to our department, we are having to work through system errors as they come up! We feel totally lost as we get farther and farther behind in our charting because we dont know what we are doing. We have to wait over 30 mins for admitting to get out pts in the system, labs ate hours behind; all because the entire hospital switched at the same time.
Ware getting no extra help, they still won't give us a ward clerk! I have talked with nurses at other hospitals that say they had way more trading and that travelers were hired during the transition.