vocera equipment

Nurses General Nursing


I'm a charge nurse on a 36 room resp floor. I need ideas on how to keep track of passing out equipment; vocera, pagers, stat veiws to on-coming nurse with not much delay. How does your floor handle handing off and keeping track of which nurse has which equipment? any ideas would be appreciated.

Specializes in Certified Med/Surg tele, and other stuff.

When I first come on I look at our tracker to see who is there. If I don't see their name, I hunt them down with equipment in hand.

Same with vocera. I will see if they have one on and if they are logged in. I hate it when people don't wear them. It makes my job difficult when I have to walk the halls looking for them.

We don't have a log sheet. People grab a vocera when they are by the time clock which is in the breakroom.

Specializes in Cardiac, PCU, Surg/Onc, LTC, Peds.

Do you have a unit secretary?

Our CN has a sign out sheet and a basket with voceras, tele pagers near the daily assignment sheet. The tele pagers are assigned by number and faxed to the monitor techs and the # of the pager is written on the assignment sheet. We have a rotating carousel that each RN has a slot where our tele strips/communication/lab slips are placed throughout the shift and the CN will put our assigned tele pager/ vocera (already logged in also) there to pick up when we come up to the desk to get our pt assignment. You could do voceras the same way? Our vocera/tele pagers/battery charger are all kept at the front desk near the CN area so all is kept within view.

It's been this way forever on my unit and I never really thougt about it until I've gone to other units/facilities and seen what a cluster*uck the morning can become when there isn't any order or oorganization and you can't find a nurse because they 'conveniently' forget to log in or even grab a vocera.

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