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Staff interruptions hamper doctors' work


..and vice versa. Often it's because some doctors don't fully complete their tasks that we need to ask them questions about - for example writing that a medication has been stopped in the notes only for it not to be scribed out and signed on the chart, not writing enough fluids to take us over the night having us ring them to write up more, interupting US at handover so they can do a mini ward round or blood test when they have had a decent break from patient contact to have requested this earlier. Also patients may ask to see doctors and being in the 'middle' we get 'shot at' from both sides.

Posted date

14 May, 2010

Posted time

10:08 am