Monday, June 17, 2013

Two new posts up today

On Physican's Weekly, I explain why elderly patients don't get up and walk when hospitalized. Here's the link

On General Surgery News, I ask the question "How many authors does it take ...?" Here's the link


RuggerMD said...

emr...such a pet peeve of mine.
If I see one more click for Alert and Oriented on an intubated, GCS or 3 patient, I am going to lose it.

Henna said...

Yippee!! Thank you for writing (again) about the oh-so-tedious, oh-so-ridiculous amount of electronic documentation for patients. I would add, too, that if one accidentally ticks the box for "smoking cessation counseling", unless you notice and correct that error in the moment it's virtually impossible to do so later.
Also, nurses are usually advised by superiors to tick "something or other--please" any time they set eyes on the patient, to prove to the bean counters, JCo, and whoever else that they were present.

Skeptical Scalpel said...

Thanks for the comments. The problem is quite common. It affects the credibility of the entire record when such clearly false documentation occurs.

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