If you do hospital charting, recording times of procedures, incidents, births, deaths, etc., how do you handle the time change? I’ve never seen charts from the day of the switch. Regular charts don’t include time zones - do you write/annotate it in, or does your institution not keep track?
I realized last night that, without some sort of policy for this, it’d be possible to read twins’ birth records and find Baby A (the first baby born) with a birth time of 0245 and Baby B (the second baby born) at 0205! Probably not important in the great scheme of things, but still…
What if you have a Code that starts at 0250 and lasts for 20 minutes…would the time of death be recorded as earlier than the Code started? I find that…unsettling.
What about other industries? Air traffic control, trucking, etc.