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    Yes, you are right. There are inconsistencies with IV drip admixtures. What our Pharmacy has done based on the recommendation of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee was to standardize all the drips. So we get all titratable drips in standard IV concentrations, already premixed from the Pharmacy. Prior to this we usually went by the drug manufacturer's suggestions on drip admixtures. We also have an ICU drug book which the staff uses as reference when in doubt.

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    Originally posted by Maylane:
    I work for a professional review company, reviewing hospital admissions to a set criteria. I find, when reviewing a file, electronic charting to be very difficult to read through, no changes from shift to shift, no updates or are very difficult to find. The info is very limited and tells me absolutely nothing about the patient and the condition. I also find that as an attorney, the electronic charting lives much to be desired and would be difficult for an individual to prove the care they provided to a patient, if they are involved in a lawsuit. I realize they save time, but please put more information in, concerning what the patient's condition is, what was done for them. Having to wade through several different pages with this info, instead of one is a real disadvantage for those of us that review records.
    I am one of those who build the electronic forms for computer documentation. I hear your frustration because initially the output do seem confusing for an outsider or one who does not know the system ( and there are a lot out there now). So I think it would benefit you and everyone reviewing electronic records to first get assistance from the information systems analyst to explain how the system is set up. Once you get how it is organized it is fairly easy. We build ours to make the information flow, but it doesn't seem that way the first time you see it.