Why Does ED Report Suck So Bad? or Why Do Floor Nurses Ask So Many Damn Questions?

Why Does ED Report Suck So Bad? or Why Do Floor Nurses Ask So Many Damn Questions?

So all my floor and ICU nurses . . .

Ever get a report from ED that sounded something like this:

“Older female, came in with acute ischemic stroke, started tPA at 20:30, NIH 18, L side weakness, vented, VSS”?

As an ICU or floor nurse we are left thinking . . . what the . . .