Privacy of patient records is important. Each patient care report is to be viewed only by those who participated on the call or have a need to know. This is one of many reasons why you must be listed as crew on an incident in order to view the report in Elite.
A recent change was made to improve audit tracking of patient care reports. You are now prompted to enter a reason when
opening or printing a patient care report in Elite Bridge (not Elite Field). Simply answer truthfully:
- “Completing the report”
- “Adding an addemdum”
- “Reviewing the incident”
- “CQI Review”
Your name and the date/time you
view/print the report is captured, so no need to include that information in the report.
UPDATE 11/8/2017: We have disabled the prompt when viewing reports. The intention was to capture a reason on a posted or finalized report, not a work-in-progress.