Saturday, November 22, 2008
(S****for brains) JACHO hit us again. I really wonder if they have any clue on what really goes on in a hospital. We used to be able to keep some medications in the OR because you never know when you will need them. These are things like lidocaine with epi, heparin, thrombin, surgicel, pitocin for the OBS, DDAVP to decrease bleeding, etc. Well JACHO has determined that these need to be kept in the pharmacy or at least somewhere other than where they will be needed. So, when the need arises which is usually out of the blue the circulating nurse has to run out of the room to find it or we have to call someone to go and try to find it instead of just having it. God forbid the nurse actually stays in the room to help care for the patient. This is especially a problem for trauma cases where we are going straight from the ER to the OR. Apparently we can't have a generic pharmaceutical bag or set for each case so at least all the meds could at least be put into the room either.
Why can't JACHO do something that will really improve patient care, like decrease the paperwork so nurses can actually care for patients and help them be more efficient. Oh, nevermind, I forgot, they are self supporting bureaucrats from the high admistratosphere.