Implant logs....

  1. Does your hospital still keep implant logs? Thanks
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   shodobe
    Yes at both hospitals I work at. One copy goes on the patient's chart and the other goes in the surgical record. Mike
  4. by   carcha
    absolutely Karen, just as Shodobe says. We log everything, aneurysm clips, surgical packs, sterile instruments, grafts, implants, anything with a coding system, barcode, sterility tag ect, we log.
  5. by   KarenHalse
    Interesting....in the last 4 hospitals I have worked at they don't. The hospital I am currently at does but why? Especially if it is not a requirement. We put in in the pt. record, the doc's progress note and of course the charge slip. Thanks for the reply.
  6. by   DNRme
    One place I work does, the other doesn't. It can't be required, or there wouldn't be any discussion. Many years ago it was explained to me that in case of a recall, it is much easier to pull out a book with all of a particular type of implant than to try to go through every chart where an item may have been used. We keep seperate logs for ortho/neuro & gen/gu/vasc.
    All this was before computerization. If our computers ever start working :chuckle, maybe we can get rid of the logs.
  7. by   dragonladymlb
    Quote from KarenHalse
    Interesting....in the last 4 hospitals I have worked at they don't. The hospital I am currently at does but why? Especially if it is not a requirement. We put in in the pt. record, the doc's progress note and of course the charge slip. Thanks for the reply.
    I understand that JAHCO is now requiring some sort of log. I am a travelling RN and every hospital that I have worked required an implant to logged. Some were using a computerized version, others a paper trail, one for the chart and one for a log book.

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