It's chaos, since this was not a planned outage, and many of the docs and nurses (including yours truly) have never used paper charting. We write our notes on paper but all of the flow charts we're required to use are on the computer and now we have to document on these arcane paper forms. The docs are lost when it comes to ordering things that we don't readily have in the ED.
And to top it all off, everything is running slow as molasses. The pneumatic tube system is overloaded, so it keeps shutting down, and we have to hand carry specimens to the lab. It takes forever to get results because the fax machines are taking up the slack and are busy all over the hospital. Two other area hospitals are on diversion, so we're getting slammed, and handwriting triages suck.
Wish me luck!