How nurses spend time

How nurses spend timeIn the Summer of 2008 issue, The Permanente Journal published the results of a time-and-motion study that looked at how nurses spend their time. At that time, only about one-third of hospitals had implemented EHRs, and patient records were still often kept on paper. The results indicate that documentation, medication administration, and care coordination accounted for 73.1%. Patient care accounted for 19.3%.

Eight years later, the electronic health record (and its many ancillary components) is almost ubiquitous. Has this changed how you spend your time? How?

And what would you do if there were a way to free up 40 minutes for each of your shifts? Click to participate in a poll and see how you compare