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Free Documentation Templates Help Diagnose Flu

As the influenza season approaches, T-System recently announced their annual complimentary flu T Sheets to help unscheduled care providers manage the upcoming flu season and the associated overcrowding. Health care organizations and clinicians can download the free documentation tool on T-System's website. Templates are available for four different care settings: emergency department, emergency department pediatric, primary care, and urgent care.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 5% to 20% of US residents get the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized for flu-related reasons each year. In recent years, the flu has caused extreme resource and space constraints for unscheduled care providers nationwide.

"Responding to influenza surges can be a daunting task for health care professionals if a sufficient strategy is not in place to handle increased patient volumes," says Robin Shannon, RN, MN, MBA, T-System's director of documentation solutions. "Epidemics like the flu result in increased numbers of people seeking quick and accurate diagnosis and treatment in unscheduled care settings. T Sheets have an intuitive design, critical clinical content, and an efficient workflow to help providers document care during patient surges."

The flu T Sheets are point-of-care tools designed to support consistent documentation and capture of critical patient health information, while ensuring hospitals meet regulatory and reimbursement needs. The paper templates incorporate the latest CDC guidelines to reflect diagnostic and treatment protocols specific to the virus strains identified this season.

Source: T-System Inc