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FirstNet Nursing Documentation

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Nursing documentation is key to managing an efficient ED. Because Cerner designed FirstNet® to expedite data input, nurses treat patients faster—and better.

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FirstNet Nursing Documentation

Emergency Department Nursing Documentation enables you to quickly access each patient’s previous emergency department (ED) history in the electronic medical record, including diagnoses, orders, results, documentation and disposition.

This graphical user interface-based solution also includes departmental ordering and clinician documentation capabilities. Ready access to patient charts and streamlined communications will help you decrease length of stay and time to diagnosis. You’ll also boost patient confidence by decreasing redundant questioning.

Interface with other systems

Your ED can achieve these benefits whether you implement FirstNet as a stand-alone emergency department information system (EDIS) or in conjunction with Cerner’s other integrated departmental and enterprise-wide systems.

Support your documentation needs

Your emergency department care providers and medical staff can enter, review and/or validate orders; communicate with other departments online; and inquire and report about orders. Automated assessment forms, interactive flowsheets, medication administration charting, I&O worksheets, immunization records, work assignments, clinical notes and other care team documentation formats are available to support your documentation needs.

Additionally, you can use the High Acuity Flowsheet to manage the information flow and presentation in your ED, support care management and workflow processes, and encourage timely decisions based on comprehensive data availability and information tailored to the clinician and the patient.

Client Benefits

  • Decrease the occurrence of lost charts and the need for patients to be asked redundant questions
  • Decrease wait times for the patient and provider.
  • Reduces the number of incomplete charts, decreasing the number of days to submit a bill and thus improving cash flow.
  • Easy and quick order entry is made possible through client-defined order sets with optional and required items. Configurable order screens and panels improve ease of use for unique clinician groups. Orders can be automatically routed to the appropriate individuals or roles. Multiple signature requirements are supported.
  • Redundant charting requirements are eliminated, saving the clinician’s time. The user can chart from any location once and view the chart from any location that is appropriate. Multiple clinicians can document about the same patient at the same time, and the data is recorded accurately.
  • Multiple specialized forms of charting, such as I&O and medication flowsheets, worklists, and forms, streamline point-of-care data entry.
  • Required fields and prompts improve charting standards to meet JCAHO guidelines.
  • Notes are completed at the time of patient contact. This saves time and expenses associated with transcription, and also results in clinical notes that are more accurate and complete. This also allows for decreased days in accounts receivable.

What you need to know

Emergency Department Triage and Tracking (ER-20275) is required.


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