Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Fall down log....

Well I guess since nobody else is writing any damn blogs, I shall. First I would like you to take the next 5 minutes and do a little project. Look at the title of my blog. Look at it! Get a piece of paper. OK. Now. Write down a list of 5 things that this blog could possibly be about. Once you have your list you may continue reading, and see that none of them were correct. If any were correct, please fax your list to 502-266-8819 and I will send you a picture of me.

Today we had a staff meeting at work. I work at a pharmacy, so we are constantly having staff meetings telling us what new paperwork Larry Feathers is making us fill out so we don't go to jail. This basically means that we are required to fill out a lot of forms for the government since we are paid by medicaid. I don't know if this paticular form was invented and implemented by Larry Feathers but we have to fill it out none the less. It is called the "fall down log".

If at any point a patient of ours mentions to us that they have fallen down, we have to write their name on a log. This log then has to be followed up on by a clinical person (Pharmacist or Nurse). I guess this means that they have to call the patient and make sure that they are not experiencing any problems due to the recent fall. I could maybe understand this if we worked in any other type of medical facility other than a pharmacy. Patients don't even come to our pharmacy. We are a home care pharmacy.

I have created some of my own logs that I believe are as important as the "fall down log".

1. The tripped and almost fell down but caught yourself right before log.
2. The ran over your foot with a lawn mower log
3. The multiple fall down log. For the faller who falls more than once a week. (Like my mom)

In all seriousness and to prevent the posting of a blog that is cuss word free. (Or as Tara would say "evil free")

This is all a bunch of bullshit. The time it takes trained clinical professionals to jump through such hoops as filling out a "fall down log" is less time that is devoted to actual patient care. The shortage of pharmacists and nurses in our country is pretty significant. We should really look at where our priorities are in this profession.

That is all.


Blogger fooiemcgoo said...

I happen to write things down for a living and I can tell you that it is important to write some things down

4:51 PM  
Anonymous baltimore said...

is there a policy and procedure for filling out the fall down log? if not, then that must be put in to place in order to standardize the hoops....

5:01 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

One time I fell down at Kev's family's lake house, and at the time I was carrying of box of beer. Nobody saw me fall except Kev, and he said it was very graceful. Plus, I saved all the beer...not one broken bottle.

Only certain cuss words are evil.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Sassmouth said...

Remember in college when that girl fell down the back porch steps at my party and broke her fall on the water spicket and it turned on and sprayed her as she was lying on the ground? I wish I would have seen it.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous cow da don said...

can you start a stubbed toe log cause that happens all the time ohh and i started a toilet log but its a lil shitty

11:44 AM  
Blogger fooiemcgoo said...

was brad at that party? i think he was.

I didn't log her fall. did you? i did however, make sure to call attention to it and make fun of her.

i admired her for staying after that.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we need to add to this "Fall Down" log. Expand it, be proactive. Ask the patient questions to get a true fall down history. For example, "Have you ever fallen down?" "Do you plan to fall down in the near future?" "Was your fall down witnessed by others?" "Was your fall down humorous or graceful?"

2:11 PM  

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