Copying a previous pre-op

For our patients who return for repeated procedures, it can be onerous to fill in the pre-evaluation from scratch.  There is a way to pre-populate this area with the previous evaluation.

Clicking this button will copy the previous history/ROS to your current pre-evaluation.  At this point you can review the information and update with any changes to history and exam.  This is a tremendous time saver for those quick repetitive procedures.

Yes. Still here. . .

It’s Monday and hopefully everyone has taken the weekend to recover.  As you may have noticed, Epic is still here.  I think we can safely say it is here to stay.   Yet how much smoother did this Monday go than last? 

We are making progress.

Information continues to be added to the Wiki.  Thank you to all contributors!  Remember if you have information or an update on a topic please add it to the Wiki.  We have also created a folder in the Wiki folder for helpful pdfs from the hospital OneChart blog.  

As a side note, the term Wiki may confuse some and I apologize if you are not familiar.  A bit of clarification: 

wi·ki/ˈwikē/  Noun:  A Web site developed collaboratively by a community of users, allowing any user to add and edit content.

Although our file is not technically a website, the intent is the same.  It is a collection of our community’s knowledge.  Let’s keep it growing.

Adding Devices for ECTs

There is not automatic device association in the isolation room for ECT.  For all PACU pt’s the RN’s have to add a device and then remove it for each pt that gets assigned in any bay.  The same goes for the isolation rooms in which the ECTs are performed.  To add the device:

  1. Look at the neuron in the room and its designation.  (In the ECT room it is NMC 2CPACU-isol17).
  2. Choose Device and Add New in the Intra-op tab.  Choose GE solar 2Cpacu isol-17 and choose the data you wish to Validate and then add.

Also of note, besides removing the device from the pt at the end of the case you would want to discharge them from the GE solar monitor.  This will prevent the possibility of any previous data being pulled from an earlier pt into the current pt’s record. 

Thanks to Dr. Birch for this tip.