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"This is a new electronic record, and it does not work very well." If an emergency physician (EP) didn't review the nursing notes because these couldn't be located within the ED's electronic medical record (EMR), this statement could very well be the EP's only defense in the event a medical malpractice suit occurs, says Michael Blaivas, MD, FACEP, FAIUM, professor of emergency medicine at Northside Hospital Forsyth in Atlanta, GA.

Nursing Notes May Be Hard to Find With EMRs