Oakwood Healthcare Committees & Responsibilities
"Super Users are the communication link between the organization as a whole and individual staff."
-Paula Smith, Chief Information Officer
Certified Member of EPIC Systems Super-User Committee
- I have been a certified Super-User for EPIC charting systems since December 2013.
- EPIC is a hospital computer based charting system, implemented and utilized by many healthcare systems that are participating in a government recommended system for improving accuracy and efficiency of charting.
- Highly skilled and familiar with EPIC systems; therefore, I applied to join the Super-User Team Committee.
- Committee meetings, or in-services, take place bimonthly to continue updating Super-Users about new version updates, answer questions, resolve system issues and keep the staff's knowledge up-to-date.
- In between the bimonthly meetings, Super-Users are kept updated and informed by computer based learning via lectures, videos, and quizzes.
- Responsibilities of Super-Users include: Informing colleagues how to use EPIC appropriately, train staff on new updates, train new hire RNs on how to use EPIC charting for documentation, and to wear our identification badges for staff to recognize us and ask for assistance when needed.
Member & Certified Responder for the CODE GREY Committee
- Member of the CODE GREY Committee since February, 2014.
- Certified in Crisis Prevention Intervention & trained in Nonviolent Crisis Interventions for 2 years, since April 2013. Annual Recertification required and only available to select staff members.
- Oakwood's CODE GREY is the code called for a combative, violent, or physical management threat patient that requires assistance from certified responders to maintain professionalism, diffuse the situation appropriately, and maintain safety and the welfare of the patient and everyone else.
- The CODE GREY Committee meets monthly to review the prior month's CODE GREY calls, debriefings, and other statistics relating to a potentially dangerous situation.
- Responsibilities of the CODE GREY Committee are discussing strategies to promote safety and to use other interventions first to diffuse a violent situation, reserving the use of Nonviolent Crisis Interventions & Physical Management as a last resort only.
- Another responsibility is to review Oakwood's corporate policy & procedure in regards to CODE GREY situations, and to edit any sections and submit for review to renew certain aspects of the policy.
- As part of the CODE GREY Team, and being one of a select number of staff members whom are certified, it is also our responsibility to respond to all CODE GREY Situations called overhead.