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PLEASE! Save my life! (PCC Experts PLEASE)

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Hello!

I'm in desperate need of someone who is an expert in Point Click Care.

I recently became a shift supervisor. Part of my duties is to ensure nurses are writing nurses notes every shift for certain conditions. The one that I'm working on now is Foleys and other catheters.

Management is insistent that the only way I can know who has a Foley is by "knowing my patients." I think that is totally f****** ridiculous. I can "know my residents" all day long, but when I'm off for two days and come back, things can change! I also don't think it's a reasonable expectation that I should look through our (approximately) 100 patient charts to *independently verify* who has a Foley, etc. *that day*.

If you go to the overall orders section (not for one patient), you are able to search by "Order Type" and two options are "Foley" and "Foley/Urostomy."

Unfortunately, when I search for this order type for all residents, nothing shows up. I also tried to insert an order for a resident. I went to the orders section and chose "other" for type of order and for "order template search" put in "Foley." However, after doing this, it still did not show up on my (all patient) order search for these types of orders.

Help! I would like to be able to do my job properly, but based on where I work and who is above me, I can GUARANTEE you they don't know how to do this (hence the constant "know your patients" mantra).

THANK YOU !!

To find an order by "foley", it would have to be ordered as that type of order.  Odds are, it's being put in as a pharmacy or other order.

The best way to do it is to go into a chart of a patient that you know has a foley, and find an order in their MAR or TAR for the nurse to do any kind of care with it.  Then search for that order, because it SHOULD be consistent with every patient who has a foley.

Edited by TheDudeWithTheBigDog

On 10/6/2020 at 1:41 PM, TheDudeWithTheBigDog said:

To find an order by "foley", it would have to be ordered as that type of order.  Odds are, it's being put in as a pharmacy or other order.

The best way to do it is to go into a chart of a patient that you know has a foley, and find an order in their MAR or TAR for the nurse to do any kind of care with it.  Then search for that order, because it SHOULD be consistent with every patient who has a foley.

It just sucks that I would have to go to each individual resident's profile to do that. Shucks. Thanks anyway!

That's an opportunity that if there's an option to search for foley as an order type, then it can be entered as that type.  Find how to do it correctly, and bring it up with management to get it entered in correctly.

On 10/17/2020 at 6:54 PM, TheDudeWithTheBigDog said:

That's an opportunity that if there's an option to search for foley as an order type, then it can be entered as that type.  Find how to do it correctly, and bring it up with management to get it entered in correctly.

Unfortunately, Foley does not exist as an order type, no matter the kind of order "pharmacy," "lab," etc. selected 😞

Dani_Mila, ASN, RN

Specializes in Rehabilitation, Sub-Acute, Geriatrics, LTC, Psych. Has 3 years experience.

Foley is normally listed as OTHER orders. And it is normally written as "Foley Catheter 18 Fr" or something like that.

CalicoKitty, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Geriatrics, Wound Care. Has 9 years experience.

Perhaps every foley/indwelling catheter should include a "Foley plan of care", and you can search by the plan of care?

On 12/11/2020 at 7:39 AM, CalicoKitty said:

Perhaps every foley/indwelling catheter should include a "Foley plan of care", and you can search by the plan of care?

I will try that!

For those who don't know, you can use the "order search" function and type LITERALLY ANYTHING into the "medication" box used to search medications. It says "medication" but you can type "Foley" or anything in that box and it will search it ALL. You're welcome 😘

Straight No Chaser, ASN, LPN

Specializes in Sub-Acute. Has 5 years experience.

Utilize the reports section. There are also online communities if you click on "help" which is located under your username.  In addition, there are tutorials

 

My facility switched to PCC a few months ago and I've figured out a lot of things on my own by being nosy.  Many things I'm told cant be done when that isn't the case at all.