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- by SwissMiss28 Feb 17I have always thought legal documentation should be written with black ink. I'm starting to run across more nurses using blue pens.
How is it at your facility?
- Feb 17 by amoLuciaWhat's the facility's policy? That will direct documentation. Most places require black ink only, however, there are a few old-time places out there that do use the 3 color inks. Black does copy best, but in a pinch, I've used blue. It was blue or NOTHING.
- Feb 17 by CT PixieBlack or blue but my facility prefers black. I prefer writing my notes on my paper (my brain sheet) in blue but I always sign narcs and any other documentation in black. If no black pen is handy when I need to sign, I'll use blue.
- Feb 17 by applewhiternYeah, back in the "old days" we used black simply because it copied better. Just use whatever color ink your facility wants you to use; mine uses black exclusively. I can write my personal notes with whatever I want to, however.
- Feb 17 by meandragonbrettThis day in age it really doesn't matter and many facilities that still use paper have updated their policies to allow black or blue ink. The old thing of "Black copies better" is no longer a modern day concern and is not realistic.
- Feb 18 by amoLuciaQuote from xandarosaThis makes sense. It's so difficult if you criss-cross your copy with the orig.The wife of a lawyer told me they have started using blue ink in his office because copiers do such a good job at coping it is the only way to tell which one is the orginal.
I also think the blue ink is nicer than ugly black industrial ink!
- Feb 19 by Jess6Quote from xandarosaThis discussion actually came up at my work the other day, and one of the nurses said the same thing - that their school had taught them to write in blue ink for this reason.The wife of a lawyer told me they have started using blue ink in his office because copiers do such a good job at coping it is the only way to tell which one is the orginal.
Of course, there are color copiers too.