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Discuss an original presentation to introduce the new EMR system to staff on you unit. In your Presentation:

1. Discuss how access to information is important to the delivery of nursing care, specifically how the EMR system will benefit nurses in their work with Pt’s.

Hello everyone. My name is John Smith. I am a RN here at the Hospital and I am the Director of Nursing Informatics. As I’m sure all of you know to be successful in the care of our Patients you have to work as an interdisciplinary team and timely COMMUNICATION is key! As you can see I have capitalized communication to emphasize how important it is. As a Nurse on the unit a big part of communication is reporting a patient’s condition after you have assessed and treated them. This is not only done verbally be talking to the Attending MD, Consulting MD’s Patients and their Family members, but also documenting this in the Pt’s legal medical record. Without effective, accurate and timely documentation of all aspects of a Patients care by the multiple disciplines taking care of the Patients you can have severe consequences including and up to death of the patient. I’m here to discuss the implementation of the EMR system we will be going live with next month. For those of you who don’t know what EMR stands for it means “Electronic Medical Record”. I do not want you to feel intimidated by having to use a computer for those of you who don’t use one often or at all. We will be training all of you with the new EMR software system. You will be trained on how the software is set for your role specifically as a Nurse and what assessments you will be completing online in the EMR as well as progress notes. Also you will be trained how to navigate the system to see all other documentation in the EMR you will need to access including MD orders, Diagnostic tests like labs, X-rays, Stress…...

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