So we were recently discussing on another thread that another thing to do, doesn't make our lives easier... And I made the below comment.
Difficulties in Patient Care and Identification
Quote from HeySis
But if I have to complete one more piece of paper work/screen on the computer... to make my job easier, I think I'll scream!!
Guess what?? I got back to work after having the long weekend off and... you guessed it, there's a mother piece of paperwork I have to fill out to "prove" i'm filling out my paperwork. I have to write my name and if I or someone else transported my pt (and their name). If I documented my handoff in the computer, made sure I had doctors orders for the floor and discontinued surgeon and anesthesia orders for my unit. Also pt time out and if they had a beta blocker... All stuff you could easily look in the chart and see if it's done... but this is suppose to help me and the next unit make sure it's been done. And if the paper is not complete.. they send it back to you to finish. (Mind they aren't actually looking in the chart to compare and make sure it's been done.)
So I was wondering what kinds of checklists have you had to deal with... that are suppose to
make sure everything gets done
circumvent someone having to open the chart...
And did any of them actually help?