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by TooterIA TooterIA (Member)

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If you have computer charting, can 2 people be working on the same chart at the same time? As in, can the Dr be writing orders while you are working on that same pt's medication administration sheet or nurses notes? We will be going computerized next year and they are saying only 1 person can be in a chart at one time...

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clee1 has 9 years experience and specializes in Hospice, Med/Surg, ICU, ER.

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It depends on the type of system your facility uses.

These days, with DB technology as good as it is, there is no technical reason why multiple people cannot work with the same chart.

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Reno1978 has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SRNA.

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I've limited experience, but at the place that I've had clinical which had comptuerized charting, I was never prevented from charting on a patient while someone else was using it.

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luvmy2angels has 22 years experience and specializes in Geriatrics.

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Our computer system has a desktop computer and then we download our med passes off that onto palm pilots. So, yes someone can be putting orders in the computer (at the desk) while you are passing meds.

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PsychNurseWannaBe has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Psych, LTC, Nursing Management, WCC.

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The ones I have worked on will allow multiple people to view and work on the patient's chart with the exception of the MAR. Only one person can be in the MAR at a time. We have to be careful not to lock the workstation in the MAR view because no one will be able to access it until I.T. kicks the user out.

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chuck1234 specializes in Nurses who are mentally sicked.

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Our system in city owed hospital...it calls the Misys...it allows residents, interns, nurses, respiratory log into the same patient in the same time. Each user uses his/her own password and username.

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chuck1234 specializes in Nurses who are mentally sicked.

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Sorry, except the MAR!!!

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SmilingBluEyes has 20 years experience.

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Where I am, yes, two people can simultaneously chart on one patient...and we use two different systems for charting...one for OBs and one for GYNs.

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jeremyRN has 9 years experience.

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We use a computer charting system in our ER called EMSTAT, and it allows more than one person to chart on the same patient at the same time. In fact if you are watching the screen, it will update as new information is entered. I love the system and can't imagine going back to handwritten charting. (Unless the system goes down, of course!)

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Tweety has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac.

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Yes two people can be charting and looking up information on the same patient at the same time. We use "Cerner".

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The system our facility uses allows multiple people charting on a patient at the same time just not the same section. For instance person 1 can access and be charting allergies, meds and pre-op notes and until that is saved, person 2 can only chart on areas where person 1 has not accessed such as case times, positioning, case staff, etc. (I'm in the OR so my charting options are a tad diff than on the floors.) We use Meditech...I hate it....it is so prehistoric....it has so dang many hiccups in the system it is unbelievable...it creates a LOT of double work. I'm going to quit gritching now.

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