While it’s clear that nurses’ time is best spent caring for patients, it is easy for them to get caught up in paperwork to fulfill the reporting demands of home infusion. Through modern technology, the burden of post-infusion reports can be lifted, helping agencies thrive and their nurses stay engaged.
For starters, nurses generally must file a post-injection or post-infusion report, manually on paper. These reports are essential for patient care, as many elements must be noted in order for clinicians to confidently monitor patients at home. One of the key clinical metric to capture are adverse events: the first-hand proof of whether a body is tolerating and benefiting from a particular medication. Vitals that fall outside of normal range, fevers, fainting, incomplete doses, patient-reported complaints: the patient's care team must be alerted of these important details.
When this time-consuming task is done manually on paper, it means a nurse’s time isn’t spent doing what they are expertly trained in: treating the next patient. Electronic reports change this dynamic entirely, and the best software solutions will aggregate all the information a nurse is collecting quickly and easily.