This lesson will demonstrate how to insert the Social History Starter Pick List if the Summary Template does not already contain the starter pick list. This lesson will also describe how to use the Social History Starter Pick List.
Summary Social History Field
The Social History field in the Summary chart section is used to record a list of social issues including such things as living situation, support systems, etc.
Placing the Insertion Point
With a patient chart open and the Summary chart section visible:
- Place the insertion point to the right of the field header.
- 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 Social History Items using the Starter Pick List
To insert the Starter Pick List for Social History, type the shortcut soc- into the Social History field then press the spacebar.
The Social History Starter Pick List can be used to record a list of social issues including things such as living situation, support systems, etc. 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 soc-"into the Social History 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.
See this link for searching instructions: SMARText Data Entry Methods.
Accessing the Social History 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 - Social History:) and a list of items will appear in the SMARText Quick Access Dialog.
Choosing Items from the Social History Pick List
With the Social History Pick List displayed in the SMARText Quick Access dialog, a user should click to place a check in the box in the Selected column next to each of the items that he/she wishes to insert into the Social History field.
When the items are inserted, the Starter Social History Pick List header will disappear within the field.