Medical Transcription Services
Documenting in PPE
Generating clinical documentation while covered in personal protective
equipment PPE presents a unique set of challenges. In addition to
protecting physicians and other staff from potential exposure to COVID-19
from patients, care must be taken to prevent any potential secondary
surface contamination transference between patients resulting from
keyboard/mouse use during consecutive patient visits.
Although staff are now wearing PPE and changing various exam room items
between each patient, such as gloves and exam table cover sheets, etc., all
surfaces touched in the exam rooms during visits equally need to be
thoroughly disinfected between each encounter. This presents time
consuming challenges for today’s predominant keyboard/mouse facilitated
Staff safety, patient safety, and practice efficiency can be optimized in these
unprecedented times by eliminating the need for physicians to touch the keyboard or mouse during encounters. Hands free voice capture through mobile phone apps or remote scribe connection devices are proven approaches that can be quickly deployed at significant scale. Both are proven effective in eliminating keyboard/mouse use while dressed in PPE.
Transitioning to hands free documentation practices reduces secondary
surfaces touched during exams and helps physicians stay focused on
their patients instead of their computer screens. Especially in remote
scribe supported workflows, physicians can ask their scribe for patient
specific details included in the EHR without needing to access the
Aquity Solutions recommends hands free clinical documentation to
ensure staff and patients are effectively protected from secondary
surface contamination transference.
To learn more about effective PPE hands free clinical documentation
for medical transcription or remote scribe workflow options from
Aquity, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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