First of all, let me get this out of the way... I'm Drew... not a nurse, but a technology researcher guy for healthcare. I've been asking some of my friends in nursing about their experiences, but I'd like to reach out to wider set of different opinions.
I'm curious to hear some anecdotal stories about how nurses use their whiteboard to facilitate communication. There seems to be at least one at or near the nurse call station to track patients and bed status at the hospitals I've visited.
What specific information is on YOUR whiteboard for YOUR ward? What I've seen... Room #, patient name, doc, nurse, admit date, lab/imaging order status, consults....
Do you use a plain dry eraseboard as your whiteboard? Or do you use an electronic whiteboard (giant LCD/plasma) running special software that shows patient info from the hospital's computer system?