How often are you required to post tele strips?

  1. I was just curious how often we post tele strips on tele vs the unit. From what I have seen in the units we post less than tele. I am not sure I agree with that trend. What do you think?
  2. Poll: How often are you required to post your tele strips?

    • Tele (step down) floor, every 4 hours and PRN.

      23.81% 5
    • Tele (step down) floor, every 8 hours and PRN.

      4.76% 1
    • Tele (step down) floor, Q shift and PRN.

      33.33% 7
    • Our tele tech takes care of this for us on tele.

      14.29% 3
    • ICU/CCU, every 4 hours and PRN.

      14.29% 3
    • ICU/CCU every 8 hours and PRN.

      4.76% 1
    • ICU/CCU Q shift and PRN.

      19.05% 4
    • Our tele tech takes care of that for us in the unit.

      0% 0
    21 Votes / Multiple Choice
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  4. by   CC NRSE

    the unit i am working in now is a cardiac unit,...we post every 4 and prn. the unit i worked in before was open heart and we posted strips and a wedge once a shift and prn.
  5. by   live4today
    When I worked cardiac step-down, we posted strips every 8 hours and prn (when there were three separate 8 hour shifts to post on). Nowadays, nurses are working mostly twelve hour shifts, so I can understand the rationale for posting more often.
  6. by   RNforLongTime
    I currently work on a telemetry unit and out tele clerk reads a strip each shift and if anything abnormal happens(PVC's a run of V-tach..etc). The RN is required to review the strip and initial it if she agrees with what the tele clerk wrote, if not then the RN can re-interpret the strip. Our tele clerks have been there for 20 some years so they are Very good!