Point of Care (POC) is a mobile-enabled app that runs on wall-mounted kiosks or mobile devices that enables care staff to document activities of daily living at or near the point of care to help improve accuracy and timeliness of documentation.
CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants) use POC to document a variety of patient information, including vital signs, medications, and intake and output. They can also use POC to complete tasks such as scheduling appointments and ordering supplies.
To login to POC as a CNA, you will need to:
- Go to the PointClickCare website and click on the “Login” button.
- Enter your organization code, username, and password.
- Click on the “Login” button.
If you are a new user, you will need to create an account. To do this, click on the “Create an Account” button and follow the instructions.
Once you are logged in to POC, you will see a home screen with a list of your tasks. You can also access your patient list and view their charts.
To document a patient’s care, you will need to select the appropriate task from the home screen. For example, if you are documenting vital signs, you would select the “Vital Signs” task.
You will then be prompted to enter the patient’s information, such as their name, date of birth, and room number. You will also need to enter the appropriate values for the vital signs.
Once you have completed the documentation, click on the “Save” button. Your documentation will be saved to the patient’s chart.
POC is a valuable tool for CNAs. It can help them to improve the accuracy and timeliness of their documentation, which can lead to better patient care. POC can also help CNAs to save time and reduce errors.
Here are some of the benefits of using POC for CNAs:
- Improved accuracy and timeliness of documentation: POC can help CNAs to document patient care more accurately and timely. This is because POC provides a structured format for documentation and helps to ensure that all of the necessary information is captured.
- Reduced errors: POC can help to reduce errors in documentation by providing a checklist of the required information. This can help to prevent mistakes such as missing vital signs or medication orders.
- Increased efficiency: POC can help CNAs to save time by eliminating the need to manually enter data into a paper chart. This can free up CNAs to spend more time providing care to patients.
- Improved communication: POC can help to improve communication between CNAs and other members of the healthcare team. This is because POC allows CNAs to easily share patient information with other care providers.
If you are a CNA, I encourage you to use POC to improve the quality of your patient care. POC is a valuable tool that can help you to save time, reduce errors, and improve communication.
Here are some additional tips for using POC as a CNA:
- Familiarize yourself with the POC system. Take some time to learn how to use the system and all of its features.
- Use POC consistently. The more you use POC, the more efficient you will become at using it.
- Double-check your documentation. Before you save your documentation, take a moment to double-check it for accuracy.
- Ask for help if you need it. If you are having trouble using POC, don’t hesitate to ask for help from your supervisor or a coworker.