EHR Updates

Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (ePOLST)

Posted on Mar 2, 2018 in EHR Updates | 0 comments

Order Reconciliation and MAR Hold

Posted on Mar 2, 2018 in EHR Updates | 0 comments

MAR Hold places active inpatient medication orders on hold when the patient transfers to the OR, Cath Lab or Interventional Radiology Departments.

MAR Hold supports Order Reconciliation by allowing the provider to review existing orders prior to the patient’s transfer for post procedural care.

Orders remain on hold until Order Reconciliation is completed by the Surgeon/Proceduralist.

Once the surgeon/proceduralist completes Order Reconciliation, the nurse receiving the patient for post procedural care can release the orders.

*Note New Office Location for Patty Fitzgibbons: Enter through the main entrance at 350 Hawthorne Ave. Just beyond the Admissions desks on the right side of the lobby, you will see a hallway. Your physician badge will provide entry.  My office is in Rm 1755.

If you are unsure of the process for Order Reconciliation, please contact Patty Fitzgibbons, EHR Physician Liaison, for training.  510-325-9618

Care Everywhere

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 in EHR Updates | 0 comments

MAR Hold

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 in EHR Updates | 0 comments

MAR Hold – information sheet

 Big picture:

  • MAR hold functionality is live in all hospitals across the Sutter Enterprise
  • When a patient is transferred into a perioperative or procedural area, all active medication orders are automatically placed on a HOLD status
  • This workflow has been recommended by the Joint Commission and adopted as a Sutter standard for patient safety.
  • When the patient is transferred back to the floor, the medication hold will remain until the surgeon/proceduralist performs Order Reconciliation via PeriOp, Procedural or Transfer Navigator

 Why is this important?

  • By promoting medication reconciliation between levels of care, MAR hold increases patient safety by clarifying which medications should be available for a procedure vs which medications are meant for the hospital ward
  • If Order reconciliation is not performed, the ward nurses cannot administer medications in a timely fashion- as meds active prior to the procedure remain on Hold status.

Details:

  • Note that MAR hold will only come into play when the patient is transferred from the floor (e.g. a med surg unit) to a perioperative or procedural area, then back to the floor.  This does NOT affect same-day surgery cases.
  • The surgeon or proceduralist is responsible for medication reconciliation.
  • Nurses who receive patients who have not had their medications reconciled will first contact the surgeon or proceduralist to request that med rec be performed
    • Note: If you receive a call from a nurse requesting that you perform med rec, but you know you have already done so, you should ask if the nurse has released your reconciled orders (MAR hold will not be released until (s)he does so)
  • If a proceduralist encounters difficulties with the Order Reconciliation process or is unable to perform the reconciliation of certain medication orders, they should communicate directly with the hospitalist, attending, or other appropriate provider to request assistance with the process to ensure that all medications are reconciled in a timely fashion.

Support:

  • Your local Physician Liaison, Patty Fitzgibbons is available for education and support.

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Posted on Feb 6, 2018 in EHR Updates | 0 comments

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