Quote from Sterlink
I am trying to chart later...stubbornly trying to jot paper notes and catch up with the laptop later. I'm thinking I have got to stop this and work that machine into the visit.
Yep, you're just doubling your work.
Most important thing is to work WITH the program instead of trying to make it work with you. Don't think, "I need to chart this, how do I make it fit?" Instead think, "It wants me to chart this, this, this..." THEN, if after you do that, there's something left over to chart, add a note.
And if you haven't, learn to type. Mavis Beacon really does work. You can do more looking at the patient while you're putting your information in because you won't be looking at the keyboard. AND you'll get narrative stuff in lots faster.