Saturday, February 27, 2016

Shift Report - Old School

I had an interesting call from a long time user. She wanted PALs to create a Shift Report for paper-pencil entry!

As a developer, I am always trying to provide more automation, think eMAR, eSAR and Electronic Health Record. But now I'm asked to make a simple form to be complete by pencil. I offered to give staff the option of computer input, but no, she wanted it to be paper based and simply 3-hole punched in put in a 3-ring binder.

Specifically, she wanted one page per resident per week; with room for all three shifts to make entries, and room on the bottom for general comments.

The above form was quickly created and added to PALs. Thank you for this idea, even though it wasn't very technically challenging, if it helps a user, it is good for PALs.