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How do you dilate?

Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by Reesespieceso, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. Reesespieceso

    Reesespieceso 2+ Year Member

    Sep 23, 2014
    If you are a current ophthalmology resident using a hospital based EMR system I need your help!
    Please let me know how you order/communicate dilation orders to your tech/rn in the EMR you are using and if willing let me know your program.

    For me and my weary co-residents: We use Allscripts and have to place medication orders for each drop for each patient separately for dilation to occur unless we place the drops ourselves.

    Please reply to this thread or pm me.

    Thanks for you help!
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  3. OPPforlife

    OPPforlife 5+ Year Member

    Mar 18, 2009
    Clemson SC
    We dilate all ed/consult patient ourselves. Can't be on call without some tropic/phenyl for a little drop drop

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  4. Reesespieceso

    Reesespieceso 2+ Year Member

    Sep 23, 2014
    Sorry to be more clear--how do you dilate in your OUTPATIENT clinics.
  5. TheLesPaul

    TheLesPaul 10+ Year Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    we have to place orders unless we do it ourselves. oh the drudgery
  6. ophthope

    ophthope Oh Dear, No Venison 5+ Year Member

    Dec 29, 2011
    Almost never have techs. Dilate them ourselves, stick them in a waiting room, try to see someone else while they dilate.

    Sometimes have techs at the VA who dilate if they are sure that's what needs to be done (usually correctly) and they just pop in and ask if they aren't sure.

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