Using Flow Sheets
Editing a Flow Sheet Reading Date or Column Header
To edit the Reading Date for a column, first select the column to edit by Clicking on it. Then, Click the Edit Reading Date Button (or Press Ctrl + Alt + E).
The Reading Date dialog box will open. Click the arrow to open the drop down calendar, and select the desired date by Clicking on it. Then, Click the time fields and type in the desired time. When finished, Click Update. Changes will be applied.
Signing Off on a Flow Sheet Reading Date
To sign-off on a Reading Date, first select the Reading Date to sign-off by Clicking on it in the Flow Sheet. Then, Click the Sign-Off Reading Date Button (or Press Ctrl + Alt + S).
SOAPware will display the Sign Column dialog box and ask the user to confirm that he/she wishes to sign off on the Reading Date. Click Yes if certain, and the Reading Date will be signed off.
Filtering a Flow Sheet
A user has the option of filling in a start date and an end date to filter his or her view of a patient's flow sheet readings based on the date parameters set. A user can also check the box next to "Show All" to display all of the patient's flow sheet readings.
A user also has the option of changing the view of the graph within flow sheets, depending on what filter options have been specified.
Removing a Flow Sheet Reading Date or Text Column
To remove a Reading Date or Text Column from a Flow Sheet, first select the Reading Date or Text Column to remove by Clicking on it in the Flow Sheet. Then, Click the Remove Reading Date Button (or Press Ctrl + Alt + R).
SOAPware will ask the user to confirm that he/she wishes to remove the selected Reading Date or Text Column. Click Yes if certain, and the Reading Date or Text Column will be removed.
Note that if the Reading Date or Text Column has been signed off, it cannot be removed.
Removing a Flow Sheet Item from the Flow Sheet
The user can remove Flow Sheet Items from a Flow Sheet within a patient chart. This is useful for special cases in which the final Flow Sheet design is only applicable to a single patient.
However, if the user finds that he/she frequently need to remove Flow Sheet Items from an existing Flow Sheet, the user should create a new Flow Sheet that serves his/her needs using the Template Manager.
Graphing Data from a Flow Sheet
A user has the option of changing the view of the graph within flow sheets, depending on what filter options have been specified (whether that be a start and end date set, or the "Show All" box checked to show all the flow sheet data readings for a patient).
To graph items from a Flow Sheet, place a check in Graph column box that corresponds with items to view them in a graph. A graph containing the selected items will automatically be created in the graph area of the Flow Sheets section of the patient chart.
Hovering over any part of a particular line on the graph will bring the entire line forward and fade the others into the background. This allows the user to easily view the graph for a particular vital sign, without having to un-select the other graphed readings.
To display the values of a single point on the graph, hover the mouse cursor over a point to view. The item, date, time, and value will be displayed.
*Note: Users must select a reading with multiple reading dates in order to view a graph of the selected vital sign(s).
If several flow sheet items are selected, the graph may become difficult to read. If this occurs, expand SOAPware to a larger display size by clicking the "maximize" button in the top right of the SOAPware window.