We have to get the on duty physician name. We were told we now are not allowed to bill Medicare without it. Haven't bothered to dig deeperNo monitor to import vitals to here, besides signatures, can't forget FD's ePCR Booklet number (I guess so QA can match up the runs later on), need the MRN number once at the hospital, They even make us get the Attending Dr's name (something about fighting Medicare fraud?).....3 sets of vitals, then you can write up the rest after the call xD
Of course its easiest just to do as much enroute as you can (simple BLS run and transfer vitals and signatures are all that's left by the time we get to the hospital lol.....more complex call and you don't even get to touch the laptop until after transfer of care....still easiest to complete before you clear, because otherwise you'll end up 5 calls deep behind on paperwork....
I already have my "skeleton format" down fairly well before I clear the hospitals. Signatures tops my list as do demographics, a set of vitals, and a narrative.We have Microsoft Surface and the lid is a keyboard. ESO takes some getting used to, but it will talk to the LifPak.. Get signatures!!!!!!!!!!!!
Absolutely hate the zoll ePCR software, from what I remember from the couple times I've used it is the navigation that is the biggest pain in the arse.
Ugh. The ZOLL ePCR sucks. I just bought iPCR for my business. It's probably the easiest PCR I've ever used. We do use the ZOLL Checklist app though. That's not awful.
We use HealthEMS on Toughbook CF-19s (though a few units have Surface tablets) and OperativeIQ for checkouts. They're..not bad, certainly better than other software I've seen floating out there, but still not as good as the iPad based DigitalEMS MedicClipboard. I'm certainly not an Apple fanboy (I have a Kindle Fire tablet and Samsung S7 phone, and Windows laptop lol) but that iPad system is the single best setup I've seen....my last FD, and one of the current ones my company runs with use it, and I wish it's what we used here lolI chose iPCR because it's very easy, runs on an iPad and my current service uses it.
I do a paper one on the majority of patients, it's mostly just for notes. Then during transport, if patient condition allows, I have 2 ePCRs that I have to do. I have the main one for the company and then I am one of the five testers for the new system we are going to be changing over to.