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If you have computer charting, can 2 people be working on the same chart at the same time? As in, can the Dr be writing orders while you are working on that same pt's medication administration sheet... Read More

  1. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Bluehair
    You are blessed! Oh to have a bedside flowsheet to chart on with pen and ink!
    We chart in a system called Meditech. Multiple people can be in that one at the same time. At our hospital the MD's do not order things in the computer. They still write things on the chart, and assuming you can read what the heck he wrote either the nurse or ward clerk enters them into Meditech.
    Our pharmacy enters meds into Pharmtrak during the day. Nights and weekends, the nurses do it.

    Ward clerks are not allowed to do anything having to do with meds. They can enter patient info and make labels and that is it.

    I hate it when pharmacy isn't there . .. .

    steph
  2. by   Dolce
    I'm probably in the minority when I say that I love computer charting. I have used Meditech, CPRS (the VA's system) among other electronic charting systems. Multiple people can access the chart at the same time. There is no need to wait until the MD finishes with the chart before you can have access to it. Usually I work day shift and there are innumerable amounts of people trying to use the same chart, makes it such a pain if I need to use it. With computer charting this is no longer an issue. Plus, having instant access to old records is a huge plus. With the paper chart someone has to go to med records and get the hard chart, with electronic charting you can pull it up on any computer. Another advantage is that it is more secure than paper charting. Anyone who gains access to the electronic record is tracked. It helps keep confidential information safe. With a paper chart anybody can read the chart without being found out, not true with computer charting.

    Electronic charting is the way of the future! Get used to it.
  3. by   vamedic4
    Quote from TooterIA
    If you have computer charting, can 2 people be working on the same chart at the same time? As in, can the Dr be writing orders while you are working on that same pt's medication administration sheet or nurses notes? We will be going computerized next year and they are saying only 1 person can be in a chart at one time...
    Jessica
    Yes to the two people question. We use Tecsys as our clinical computer system in non ICU areas and it's great. Docs write orders in charts and they need to be input into the computer by the HUC. Several people can be in a patients chart at the same time.

    Computer charting is SOOOOOO much better than doing it by hand. The system we use is very user friendly and allows you to get back to patient care much quicker than you could using the old paper bedside charts....ugh.

    vamedic4
  4. by   vamedic4
    Quote from Tweety
    Yes two people can be charting and looking up information on the same patient at the same time. We use "Cerner".
    Oh...we used to use Cerner!

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