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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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Never heard of it, but I am over worked and underpaid. Welcome!

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GingerSue has 20 years experience.

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what is OptiVox?

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shellsincanada has 15 years experience.

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Actually I AM feeling overpaid and underworked

(right now)

I came in on my day off for a shift at double time. There really wasn't that much work today imo. I LOVE my job So for 63 bucks an hour for a 7 1/2 hour shift where I was able to take a long lunch, run a few errands and manage to make it to coffee. Life is good. Got to say it out loud while I can( on those many days where I am underpaid and overworked- they usually outweigh the opposite)

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Hi SrChristine, we use Optivox at my hospital, I'm just about a state away from you...We enjoy it because I can come in, grab my stuff, dial in and get report quickly - then do the face to face with the nurses who are getting off. We don't use every time, I mean if there is a new admit the nurse hasn't had a chance to record, we just do face to face report. You mention that you are a manager - well as the unit leader have you found out just what it is about it that you don't like? When we first started using it, it seemed weird - but now that I have my system down, I wouldn't want to go back. Have you designed your report flow yet? Once we did that, it was sooooo much easier and faster. Sorry that most of you guys hate it, but you say that you're the manager - looks like it's time to lead...

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suni has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in med surg.

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Please describe Optivox in more detail, I am tired of long reports that do not tell me what I need to know and this sounds great to me.

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Optivox is an automated telephone report. So, if I'm the nurse on duty, a couple of hours before my shift ends, I dial into my unit's Optivox and give report on my patients. We use a report form so report flows the same way, every time - we did it like this because of Joint Commission's patient safety goals and standardized patient hand-offs. If something more happens, I can call back in and add to my existing report. The next shift comes in, grabs their stuff, listens (it takes about 15 minutes) and we meet to clarify any questions and I'm off - the nice thing is that if I'm the off-going, I can just keep on working while the next shift is picking up report - nurses are out on the unit all the time, not in the report room. For us, report is much faster.

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Okay, never hear of Optivox or whatever, and with the original post gone, not sure what the original topic was. My question is, how is optivox different from just using a tape recorder (that's what we do where I work)?

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Altra is a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU.

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Okay, never hear of Optivox or whatever, and with the original post gone, not sure what the original topic was. My question is, how is optivox different from just using a tape recorder (that's what we do where I work)?

Not sure I understand the OP either.

But it sounds like Optivox is one brand of phone system-based recording/reporting system. One benefit over using the standard tape recorder is that basic patient info (name, age, room #, admitting dx, MD, allergies, etc.) need only be recorded once and then can be accessed by each nurse who subsequently cares for the patient. It also allows recording multiple times throughout the shift so that updates can be recorded as needed.

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