Nursing Documentation Improvement at Post-Acute Care Settings

Ryoma Seto, Toshitaka Inoue


Although nursing documentation is very important for patient safety, it forces nurses to spend increasing amounts of their working time completing it. In this study, I evaluated the time lag between patient events to completion of nursing documentation at two Post-Acute Care settings (called as “Care-Mixed Hospital” in Japan, similar to nursing home). The mean time lag at Hospital A, which did not implement an automatic documentation system (ADS) was 197.3 min [progress note regarding vital signs (VS), 208.2 min and the others, 196.1 min. The mean time lag at Hospital B, which had implemented ADS, was 3.2 min (only progress note regarding VS). ADS is effective in improving instantaneity on nursing documentation at post-acute care settings.


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Paper Citation

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Seto R. and Inoue T. (2016). Nursing Documentation Improvement at Post-Acute Care Settings . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, (ICT4AGEINGWELL 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-180-9, pages 163-168. DOI: 10.5220/0005892101630168

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author={Ryoma Seto and Toshitaka Inoue},
title={Nursing Documentation Improvement at Post-Acute Care Settings},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, (ICT4AGEINGWELL 2016)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, (ICT4AGEINGWELL 2016)
TI - Nursing Documentation Improvement at Post-Acute Care Settings
SN - 978-989-758-180-9
AU - Seto R.
AU - Inoue T.
PY - 2016
SP - 163
EP - 168
DO - 10.5220/0005892101630168