Alcohol

This lesson will demonstrate how to insert the Alcohol Starter Pick List if the Summary Template does not already contain the Starter Pick List.  This lesson will also describe how to use the Alcohol Starter Pick List.

Summary Alcohol Field

The Alcohol field in the Summary is used to record the patients current and past alcohol usage.

Placing of the Insertion Point

Placing of the Insertion Point

With a patient chart open and the Summary chart section visible:

  1. Place the insertion point to the right of the field header.
  2. Click the mouse to insert the cursor.

If the bold green brackets appear (as shown above), then the field is active and ok to begin entering data.

Entering Alcohol Items using a Starter Pick List

Entering Alcohol Items using a Starter Pick List

To insert the Starter Pick List for Alcohol, Type the shortcut alc- into the Alcohol field then press the spacebar.

The Alcohol Starter Pick List is used to record past and present alcohol use.  It may not contain all the items used while charting.

*Note:  The first time this Pick List is used, it must be downloaded from the SOAPware Cloud Library. To download the pick list, type alc-"into the Alcohol field and press Shift + F11 on the keyboard. Double-click on the appropriate item in the search results window to download the Pick List to the database.

Accessing the Alcohol Pick List

Accessing the Alcohol Pick List

In SOAPware, text that appears Blue and Underlined indicates that a pick list is attached to the SMARText item.

Click on the pick list header (ie: Starter - Alcohol:) and a list of items will appear in the SMARText Quick Access Dialog.

Choosing Items from the Alcohol Pick List

Choosing Items from the Alcohol Pick List

With the Alcohol pick list displayed in the SMARText Quick Access dialog, the user should click to place a check in the box in the Selected field next to each of the items that he/she wishes to insert into the Alcohol field.

When the items are inserted, the Alcohol Pick List header will disappear within the field.

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