Key Commands - Reference Guide

This lesson will demonstrate a list of key commands within SOAPware, divided into various sections.

General Windows Shortcuts

The General Windows Shortcut list includes:

* Alt + Tab   Quickly switch between open programs.

* Alt + F4    Closes the currently active program or window.

* Ctrl + X     Cuts selected text.

* Ctrl + C    Copies selected text.

* Ctrl + V     Pastes text.

* Ctrl + Z    Undo the last action performed.

* Ctrl + Y     A redo is performed once the undo command has been used.

 

Navigation

The Navigation list includes:

* Alt + Underlined Menu letter    Drops down the selected menu from the top of the screen. Example: Alt + S drops down the SOAPware menu.

[ In a case where two or more menu items share the same access letter, press Alt + the letter and then enter, to access the items in the first menu, and Alt + the letter again, to access the items in the additional menu (s). ]

* Ctrl + B                 Open Chart Navigator.

* Ctrl + Shift + C     Open Chart Rack.

* Ctrl + Alt + P        Initiate the print list function within Chart Rack dialog.

* Ctrl + T                 Open Task List.

* Ctrl + N                 Create a new SOAPnote encounter in the currently opened chart.

* Ctrl + Shift + L     Display/Hide the document/docutainer list under a lower splitter bar.

* Ctrl + Alt + T         Transfer vital signs to the Objective field in the active SOAPnote.

 

Navigation between SMARText Items

The Navigation between SMARText Items list includes:

* Tab                                 Move to the next SMARText item.

* Shift + Tab                    Move to the previous SMARText item.

* Ctrl + Tab/Shift Tab    Move to the previous and next fields ( Within the Summary or the SOAPnote.)

Date/Time

The Date/Time list includes:

* Ctrl + D                 Insert the current date and time in text field in the format of MM/DD/YYYY  HH:MM.

* Ctrl + Shift + Y    Insert current time in 24 hour military format of HH:MM.

Task List

The Task list includes:

* Ctrl + Left Arrow      Move to the next field to the left in the Task List.

* Ctrl + Right Arrow    Move to the next field to the right in the Task List.

* Ctrl + Alt + E             Edit the selected task.

* Ctrl + Alt + N             Add a new task.

* Ctrl + Alt + P             Initiate the print list function.

* Ctrl + Alt + R            Delete task permanently and remove from the Task List.

* Ctrl + Alt + S             Sign off the selected task and associated document in the patient's chart.

* Ctrl + Alt + V             View the document associated with the currently selected task.

Document Designer

The Document Designer list includes:

* Ctrl + X     Cuts selected text.

* Ctrl + C    Copies selected text.

* Ctrl + V     Pastes text.

 

Quick Print Key Commands

The Quick Print list includes:

* Ctrl + F1

* Ctrl + F2

* Ctrl + F3

* Ctrl + F4

These key commands can be designated to directly print a document design without having to go through the print menus.  For more information, see: Quick Print Key Commands

SMARText

The SMARText list includes:

* Ctrl + Del   Clear out the contents of the active SMARText item.

* F10             Display the SMARText Items Manager.

Encounter Specific

The Encounter list includes:

* Ctrl + Shift + Del        Clear out the content of the current field. (Subjective, Objective...)

* Ctrl + H                       When used in the Plan field, this command will insert handouts based on the diagnosis and medication prescribed.  For more information, see: Handouts

* Ctrl + R                        Delete everything to the right of the cursor to the next period.

* Ctrl + W                      Inserts the word, "normal".

* Ctrl + >                       Open a search list for code expanders and shortcuts.

* Ctrl + /                        Display the field history.

* Ctrl + Up Arrow        Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous section.

* Ctrl + Down Arrow   Move the cursor to the beginning of the next section.

* F9                                Remove unused items in all docutainers actively open. (Usually used for cleaning up the Summary and SOAPnote simultaneously)

* Ctrl + F9                     Remove unused items in the active docutainer.

* Spacebar                  Used after a code expander or shortcut, to expand it. For example: typing "tyl3" and pressing the spacebar, expands to the Tylenol #3 Medication.

* Ctrl + F7                     Initiate Spellcheck for all documents.

* F7                               Initiate Spellcheck for the current document.

 

Docuplate Specific

The Docuplate list includes:

* Ctrl + Shift + T           Save the current docuplate information as a new docuplate.

* F5                                Initiate Quick Entry dialog box for easy insertion of a docuplate.

* F6                                Open Docuplates.

*F11                               Expand a code or shortcut.  This command is useful if the spacebar expand command is turned off.

SOAPnote Specific

Objective

The Objective list includes:

* Ctrl + Shift + J     Store exam/ Copy Objective to Summary Physical - will prompt to append or replace Summary Physical with SOAPnote Objective field.

* Ctrl + J                 Get stored exam/ Copy Summary Physical to Objective - will prompt to replace or append SOAPnote Objective field with Summary Physical.

* Ctrl + O                Enter Objective field/ Position cursor in the Objective field.

* Ctrl + Shift + O    Empty Objective field/ Position cursor in the Objective field and will remove all text in the field.

Assessment

The Assessment list includes:

* Ctrl + Shift +  F6      Store Assessment field -will prompt to append or replace Summary Active Problems with Assessment field.

* Ctrl + F6                    Get stored Assessment field - will prompt to replace or append Assessment  field with Active Problems.

* Ctrl + A                      Enter Assessment field / Position cursor in the Assessment field.

* Ctrl + Shift + A        Empty Assessment field/ Position cursor in the Assessment field and remove all text in the field.

Medications

The Medications list includes:

* Ctrl + F8                   Store Rx field - will prompt to append or replace Summary Medications with SOAPnote Medications field.

* Ctrl + Shift + F8        Get stored Rx field - will prompt to replace or append SOAPnote Medications field with Summary Medications field.

* Ctrl + M                      Enter Medications field / Position cursor in the Medications field.

* Ctrl + Shift + M         Empty Medications field / Position cursor in the Medications field and removes all text in the field.

 

Rx Pad Key Commands

The Rx Pad list includes:

* Ctrl + Alt + R          Open "Add Rx" dialog.

* Ctrl + Alt + I            Display the "Interaction Summary" dialog.

* Ctrl + Alt + P          Activate the print command.

* Ctrl + Alt + U          Display the "Update Summary" dialog.

* Ctrl + Alt + S         Activate the "Submit" button.

* Ctrl + Alt + F          Activate the fax command.

* Ctrl + Alt + E         Place the cursor in the Eligibility field.

* Ctrl + Alt + H         Activate the Pharmacy list.

2 Comments

Barry Ellis MD

It will be extremely helpful to have:

1) A keyboard cover or keyboard tabs with all of the commonly used Key Commands to enable quicker learning and much better functionality of the software and

2) A notepad sized Key Command reference guide for the pockets of all employees

Katie Rogers

Barry -

This is a great idea. We have thought of doing a keyboard cover in the past, but with all the variation in keyboards, it could be hard to find a design which would work for the majority of users.

However, a reference pocket book would be an excellent tool for users to be able to use. I'll see what I can do about getting one put together.

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