Just wondering how many of us work in NICUs that no longer use flowsheets of any kind and do all charting in the computer.
My new hospital does only computer charting and I have an issue with constantly having to look multiple places in the computer for information when I am used to simply glancing at a flow sheet and seeing everything very quickly. (Things like what time the baby ate last, voided/stooled, O2 sats, vent settings, yada yada yada). I simply sometimes feel like I have to go around my backside to get to my elbow if you know what I mean!
We have a computer printed Kardex which we print each shift for the oncoming nurse to use, and we often write notes on this for our shift and then toss it. If we want to know what happened on the previous shift we must search in the computer for the information. I suppose I am just more comfortable being able to see lots of information at a glance, after all, it's easier for me to know where I'm going if I know where I've been and the flowsheets were very helpful to me this way.
If anyone has any suggestions or tips for helping me get used to computer charting I'd be ever so grateful!!! :kiss