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I have a question regarding ICU documentation for HCA nurses and/or Meditech users: How often and how are you documenting your pt assessments? Full head to toe "shift" assessments as well as... Read More

  1. Visit  FLICURN profile page
    We do also have paper flow sheets for drips, VS, pain assessments, and Glasgow scale. We then put I&O totals in the computer from the flow sheets. VS are also transferred over via the monitor section too. Seems like a lot of duplication in charting.
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  2. Visit  gypsyd8 profile page
    We document every two hours. If there is no change, we put NC in the field
  3. Visit  esla profile page
    anyone has a manual for meditech DOS? I just started using this interfaced, but I was only given a small booklet.
  4. Visit  ICURN87 profile page
    Wow, you chart your IV site and skin assessments every 2 hours? Why's that?
  5. Visit  ICURN87 profile page
    We have MT6. I was taught to chart on everything at least once on my shift, with the exception of the vital signs, vent checks, CVP (these must be done every 4 hours) on the computer. We still have to chart the vitals every 1-2 hours on the flow sheet, along with the CVP and vent checks. I hate double documentation! Also, we have to do a modified assesment every 4 hours (neuro, cardio, resp assessment). It's a lot of charting and I hate it!!! Wish I could spend my time actually caring for my patients than doing charting. Anyway, I know it'll keep my butt out of jail in the long run!
  6. Visit  JustMe profile page
    We're just starting with MediTech and I agree with the previous poster--it is certainly NOT user-friendly. I've used another system at another facility and it was great! MediTech is very cumbersome--when vitals, labs, etc need to be charted for meds you have to click to four different areas just to chart all the info needed. At my other facility all the info required was right there on one page. Still clicking but not to different pages. What a waste of time when I could be caring for my patients!! :-(
  7. Visit  dorie43rn profile page
    I'm a travel nurse and the hospital I'm at uses meditech. I like it, but I do not like the "nursing note" aspect as I think it is double charting. If we work 12 hours, we chart a full assessment twice. As stated before, there are the q2hr and q1hr vitals, ect, or any changes.
    Quote from KymmD77
    I have a question regarding ICU documentation for HCA nurses and/or Meditech users:

    How often and how are you documenting your pt assessments? Full head to toe "shift" assessments as well as "focus" assessments?

    We have always done Q6 "Shift" assessments, and added in any additional focus or task list issues along with narrative notes as needed. Now, we are being asked to do a "Shift Assessment" at the beginning of the shift and Q2 "focus" assessments regardless of whether there is a change.

    (Oh, and we don't have the F5 function available.

    So I'm wondering if this sounds like what other ICU's are doing and if this sounds right?

    I've been trying to find any "standard" regarding frequency of assessments (on the BNE site, we're in Texas, AACN, AJCC, Google, anything) and I can't find anything and our facility doesn't have a policy for ICU documentation. Any help?
  8. Visit  Fink profile page
    We have went to HMS with Citrix as the server. We were using Meditech. Everything is pretty much point and click. We do qshift assessments, but there are IV assessment, IV titrations, and pt rounding documentation that is done q1h. It has taken some getting used to but it is not a bad charting system.
  9. Visit  heyeveryone profile page
    Meditech is the worst thing I have ever experienced

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