I work in a busy level 2 trauma center and May first the er is going to be with out paper. Our director says that we will be one of the first er's to go to computer this correct does... Read More

  1. by   MPHkatie
    My ED is soon going to a computerized system- no more chalkboard. I am terrified that it will make me insane. in the training sessions, it all seemed to work pretty well, but for the real thing, help, Tomarro will be my first day on since the system has started, so I'll let you know how it goes. But I am really scared, I had computer charting in the ICU and it was great, but the ICU, well, it isn't the ER
  2. by   Y2KRN

    We are going live with our new computerized system Ameolior, on June first at the same time we open our new ED. I will let you know how it goes! It will be nice to be able to access the chart even if the Docs have it. The rest looks pretty confusing right now. We are trialing part of the system in Triage and things seem to being going okay so far!

  3. by   traumaRUs
    Well, we are over a month into EMSTAT and love it!! I do agree though it is difficult to retime notes, so I free text too.
  4. by   Y2KRN
    Well we have gone live with our new computer system. It has crashed twice already. Some things I like a lot it makes checking in a squad so much easier. Trauma and code situations are different. I just wish the thing would stay up!!

  5. by   MPHkatie
    So far, our new system has not been all that bad, though it did reduce two nurses to tears during the first week, (ugh,) It was billed as a system that never goes down (I had to wonder about this) day one, it crashed, and about a week ago our ED managed to overwhelm the system and crashed it as well... I guess we are busier than the IT guys imagined...
  6. by   suwanee
    i worked in an ED in Atlanta in 1999 that had been using computer charting for about a year. Every staff member also had wireless phones that could call anywhere in the city, but only worked in the hospital.
  7. by   meandragonbrett
    We have it in our Ambulator Surgery Centre of my hospital, it's ok as long as you have enough computers to do your charting. We have about 35 nurses for post\pre-op, and about 300 cases a day. It gets hairy sometimes trying to find a PC. we have about 10 PC's for 35 nurses, plus the other staff. Go figure.

  8. by   teeituptom
    Howdy Yall
    from deep in the heart of texas

    Got a question for yall. If its in a puter, cant everything be changes by some geek to protect corporate and thus leave the nurse high and not so dry... Tampering possibilities scare me with computer charting
  9. by   mary35np
    We are in the process of looking at electronic medical record and fully automated ED. What system do you have and how did they decide on a system?
  10. by   mother/babyRN
    I come from the before and after world of computer/paper charting..When we finally went to computers, at first I thought that would be nuts. It was WONDERFUL! Now, in my newest facility we are doing paperwork and I can only glance longingly at the computer we use to put orders in because I MISS THE COMPUTER AND LACK OF PAPERWORK PAPERWORK PAPERWORK! Don't know how that would work in the ER...Let us know!
  11. by   dm2
    We've tried meditech and dropped it for E.D. charting, but must use it for order entry and inhouse communications. (out dated and slow!, time intensive and negatively affected our efficiency!)

    We tried Ibex and it had its good and bad sides, not too hard to learn and did regurgitate some hx info when you pulled a pt up, if they had been there since the program was in place. It got dropped for the internet access(server was offsite, used internet access)

    We have used t-systems for some time in paper form and will be going to computerized version next week. Will be interesing to see how it goes. Am hoping it is as good as it looks!