Assignment: Intravenous Therapy Team
Assignment: Intravenous Therapy Team
My preceptor and I attended a meeting with the intravenous (IV) therapy team regarding how they document PICC insertion. The staff is having issues with the documentation of the PICC line insertion as the flow sheet is not built in properly.
12:00 – 17:00 My preceptor and I continued the meeting with the IV therapy, and we were all also joined by two members of informatic technology (IT) team. The IV therapy team expressed their concerns about the fact that the Picc line insertion flowsheet was not allowing them to document patient consent to Picc which is a must. The different areas where the PICC line could be inserted as well as whether the Picc is single, double or triple lumen were also discussed. At the conclusion of the meeting, all parties agreed on how to construct a better flowsheet by the IT team, which would allow for better documentation of PICC lines insertion.
08:00 – 12:00 My preceptor and I attended an Epic super-user refresher course. The facility recently transitioned to a new and better electronic health record system (EHRs).
12:00 – 14:00 My preceptor and I attended a patient education meeting on the quality of the devices since the implementation of the Epic EHRs.
14:00 – 17:00 My preceptor and I met with the vice president of the hospital along with the director of nursing informatics and the vice president’ secretary to discuss readiness for the Epic EHR Go-live date.
08:00 – 12:00 My preceptor and I participated in a meeting with IT team as well as all the unit manager to make sure all the scanning system are working properly since the Go-live date of the new Epic EHRs.
12:00 – 17:00 My preceptor and I as well as different members of the facility spent the rest of the afternoon helping the IT team matching the open tickets that have been opened since the Go-live date by the various units of the facility to the right problem.
08:00 – 12:00 My preceptor and I attended the monthly Nursing Quality Council meeting to discuss the various issues that have now arise since the implementation of the new EPIC EHRs Go-live date.
12:00 – 17:00 My preceptor and I attended a weekly meeting for the Epic super-users to discuss and troubleshoot some of the problems they have come across on the units since the implementation of the Epic electronic health records system.
08:00 – 12:00 Today, I assisted my preceptor in helping out members of the Informatics Department as well as other available staff members of the facility in matching all the tickets numbers of all the issues that have arisen since the implementation of the Epic to the right problem.
12:00 – 17:00 In the afternoon, my preceptor and I met with the pharmacy team to discuss some of the problems related to intravenous (IV) medications doses that were not correctly displaying in the new Epic EHR system.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.