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Hi, Anyone is currently using the TAR module? We are in the process of setting parameters, and it would be great if I can have some advices... like my first question is what barcode is scanned, MRN or Account#? Thanks,
Our hospital has begun using technology that transfers vital signs directly from the vital signs monitor to our Meditech electronic medical record. This has eliminated the manual documention of vital signs which was a great quality improvement. Nursing also uses the Meditech Transfusion Administration Record (TAR) to document transfusions. Our problem is that the vital signs are not able to be downloaded into the TAR. They only are able to be sent to one location in the Patient Care Documentation (PCD) location. Our only option is to have nursing manually copy the vitals from the PCD into TAR. Understandly, this is a huge dissatifier to the nursing staff and opens the door to errors as well. We have already check with the vendor for the vital signs instrument. They can only send data to one interface so there is no option to have the vitals sent to an alternate location. A proposal has been made to stop documenting the vitals in TAR and the expectation is that anyone looking for transfusion vitals would have to go to the PCD and figure out what vitals belong to the transfusion. Has anyone run into this problem and were you able to resolve it?