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Using the paging system thoughtfully can make
a very big difference to effective communication.
An environment in which staff are constantly interrupted in their
work flow is a major cause of inefficiency,
distraction and has adverse effects on patient safety.
Do you really need to page
When you do send a page -
think carefully about the content of the message.
Sending just a number (+/- a name) is very
inefficient for the recipient
A good paging
Below are some example paging messages.
The first 3 are poor, while the second 3 are much more
Please call 5438
Please call Jane 5438
Please call Jane RN 3E 5438 about an unclear
drug order. Within 30 mins please
We have 2 fluid orders to be rewritten in room
4 thanks. Not urgent.
Jane RN 5Main 5438
Colin McDougall's parents here for next 2H -
keen to talk with you. Jane RN 5Main 5438