Permanent documentation... "Please advise"? - page 3

My facility has recently changed to electronic charting from paper charting... Consequently, there's no easy way to send a message to a doctor for advice without making it a permanent part of the... Read More

  1. by   featherzRN
    No paper chart at all at my place, and we chart just like the OP, with sending notes to the MD which require them to 'sign' them or they won't leave their inbox. I generally don't use 'please advise', I end my notes with something like "MD sent message regarding refusal" and it shows right below that I sent the message to them for signature. I'm outpatient, so our docs clear their boxes at lunch and after patients are done for the day, so they sign the notes pretty quickly.
  2. by   BiohazardBetty
    Altra, what an excellent point!! I bet you're exactly right about urinating being part of the criteria for discharge... & it might have changed the pt's mind if I had mentioned that to him. Thanks for bringing this up! I'll definitely remember to tell my pts important things like this in the future.