We have QS. I've been on OB for 6 full weeks now, so take my opinion for what its worth-plus, i've never used anythign else for OB
i have no idea if it interfaces with meditech, since we don't have meditech. (thank goodness. meditech sucks)
different ways to chart. when charting your q15min fhr/ctx monitoring, you can either click right on the stored strip, at the minute you want and click on preselected choices. Or, you can click on "flowsheet" and enter it in there.
FOr very common things done, like AROM, IUPC or FSE insertion, or any interventions for decels, you click on your stored strip and can just click on any of these things, and it will place it in the proper place. all the different options for amniotic fluid can be easily clicked on.
the blood pressures /pulses are automatically entered into the vitals section. (you do have to type in resps and temp)
there is a section for "flowsheet" (this is a clickable tab across the bottom of the screen) that you can enter about a zillion different choices, including iv site checks/bladder assessments/common meds (pit/mag) rates/urine dip results/etc etc etc.
there is another tab for "pain" that has clickable choices for pain/pain scale/pain goal/location/quality/duration/radiation/alleviating factors/interventions/response to interventions/resp rate/sedation state/meds given/epidural status or pca status/etc etc.
another tab for assessment that is just for physical assessment
another tab just for nurses notes.
another tab is delivery summary (all the statistics)
anything you put in will go onto the flowsheet in teh appropriate place/time.
there is also the chalkboard, where at the nurses station, you can display teh chalkboard, which shows each pt, their dilatation/effacement/station, membrane status/color of membranes, g's and p's, gest age, epidural (yes or no)/ and the patients nurse. when you are in the patients room,a nd you enter in their dilatation, or the arom thing-it automatically updates it in the chalkboard.
the strip stored on teh computer is great, too. you can scroll back thru it, then read/analyze the strip from the computer or the printout
the printouts of this charing can be hard to follow. reading it on teh computer is easy, but it doesn't read too easy-the organization of how its printed.
it can be hard to get used to at first, but based on the repetetive nature of OB charting, you quickly get used to it.
i can post a pic of one of their screens-when i was in labor last year my hubby took a pic of the screen. i've blacked out my name/doctors name/nurses name. at teh bottom of hte pic you can see all the different tab choices. you are LDRP right? i only know teh recovery part of the postpartum section. We also don't have labor curve as a choice anymore (this pic is 18 months old).
will post pic in next image.
lmk if you have any ?'s