How long is your average visit?

  1. Just curious- how long would you say your average visit is, for say an uncomplicated wound care or a client post cabg?
    thanks!
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  3. by   Cattitude
    Quote from kk2000
    just curious- how long would you say your average visit is, for say an uncomplicated wound care or a client post cabg?
    thanks!

    if i charted in the pt's home it would probably take about 45-50 minutes. if i charted later it would take about 30 -35.

    beez
  4. by   busyrninva
    About 35-50 minutes for me. Although the "administation know it alls" want us to see many more than we should each day, so it's hard. End up working through lunch plus overtime. How about you?
  5. by   Cattitude
    Quote from busyrninva
    about 35-50 minutes for me. although the "administation know it alls" want us to see many more than we should each day, so it's hard. end up working through lunch plus overtime. how about you?
    oh yes, according to them , we should be able to get our entire visit inluding computerizing charting done in 30 minutes. they are loony tunes!!
    an uncomplicated, regular cmputerized note takes about 10 -12 minutes if i speed thru it. meanwhile you have assessment, vs, wound care (if needed), medfill, etc.. 30 min? nope not likely, i need a little extra time..
  6. by   DutchgirlRN
    30-40 min for routine visits, 60-90 min for SOC, ROC, Recerts. We are scheduled for 3-4 pts per day and get paid charting time whether it's done at the office or at home. They try very hard to keep us at 8 hours a day. For instance if I had a SOC, ROC, or a Recert that visit and one regular visit would be my only patients for the day. Discharges would be that visit plus 2 regular visits. 3-4 patients would be all regular visits.
  7. by   Cattitude
    Quote from dutchgirlrn
    30-40 min for routine visits, 60-90 min for soc, roc, recerts. we are scheduled for 3-4 pts per day and get paid charting time whether it's done at the office or at home. they try very hard to keep us at 8 hours a day. for instance if i had a soc, roc, or a recert that visit and one regular visit would be my only patients for the day. discharges would be that visit plus 2 regular visits. 3-4 patients would be all regular visits.
    do you have a lot of mileage in between patients? we see more pt's per day but they are in close proximity to each other. avg. day is 5-6. do you go into your office every day? i only go in about 2 days a week. other than that, i leave straight from home to start my day. that's great you get paid for your paper time, even from home. my agency is good in all other aspects except for this. they could care less if you chart on your time off.
  8. by   teejayrn
    I am an admission nurse and usually do 2-3 patients a day. If I do not have any admissions and I am doing certs, resump or discharges or any combination of them, it is about 4. We get paid for our documentation time as well. I have to go to the office everyday because I do not control my own schedule (which I really hate) so therefore, I have no idea what I have to do until I get there. But four out of five days I am finished with my visits by noon and have the rest of the day to chart. Like take yesterday for instance, I admitted 3 patients at an assistant living facility for incontinence supplies. I was finished with my visits around 1030.

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