Good Page Bad Page
Good page: Mrs A. needs a coumadin order. Easy fix. Look at her INR, look at what she’s been getting the last few days, prescribe a dosage and you’re done.
Bad page: Mrs A’s heart rate is 130 bpm and we don’t know why… Her last INR was 5.0
Good page: Can you write a tylenol prn order for Mr. B’s pain?
Bad page: Mr. B isn’t responding, he’s been getting a lot of hydromorphone today…
Good page: Ms. C has some crackles in her lungs but her vitals are normal, can you come and assess?
Bad page: Ms. C is crashing, come here quick!
I don’t mind being paged about minor things such as medication re-orders, filling out paper-work, talking to a family member, etc. Because even though the pages can be minor nuisances, every page that is not a bad page is automaticallya good one.