Do more forms = better pt. care
Is this a trick question? IMO, No. The more forms we have to fill out, the less time we have to spend with the pt. We spend a third of our eight hour shift doing meds, another third doing treatments, bladder scans, straight caths, finger sticks, and the last third doing paper work, (ie) filling out forms for this and that, and electronically charting restraint notes, COS 1:1 notes, seriously ill notes, monthly notes, doing mandatory ceu's that are required for the year at our facility which can only be done on the computer, and attending inservices. Then there is the infamous emergency where someone falls, codes, has chest pains, seizures, difficulty breathing and what not. Where on earth do we even get time to spend with the pts, never mind better pt care.