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A Minnesota hospital is addressing the problem of overmonitoring patients with an order set in the electronic health record that prompts clinicians to limit monitoring and unit assignments to only what is needed. Introducing the system was not without challenges, however.
Financial Disclosure: Author Greg Freeman, Editor Jesse Saffron, Editor Jill Drachenberg, Nurse Planner Jill Winkler, Editorial Group Manager Terrey L. Hatcher, and Consulting Editor Patrice Spath report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.