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ONE click or TWO

 

Double clicking is engrained into our brains-it’s something we’ve been doing with computer software for decades.  EPIC incorporates this functionality, but you need to be careful.  Double clicking will often get you where want and need to go.  However, double clicking can also get you completely lost.

 

In EPIC, various modules utilize a two click approach.  One click (to highlight) followed by the click of an icon is usually full proof.

 

In the OR, things are straight forward.  Based on the colour legend (which indicates patient location), double clicking will take you to the respective navigator.

 



 

In this example, double clicking on the patient with purple will take you to the Intraprocedure navigator.  White or yellow will take you to the PreProcedure navigator.  Blue should take you to the Post Procedure navigator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outside the OR




Patients not in the Periop environment are accessed using Patient Lists.  This is where a single or double click can make a big difference.

 

 

 

 

 



In situations where you are seeing a patient to perform a procedure:

Identify the patient in the unit.  Highlighting patient (single click) will bring up a full summary at the bottom.  You can navigate through an Anesthesia Summary, Vitals, I/O’s , Labs.  

 

 

 

 



You can continue by hitting the “Procedure” icon or you can double click.

 

 

 

Either will bring up “ Select a procedure to document on for…..”. 

As per previous correspondence, try to link to an existing procedure by hitting the radio button.  In the example below, “PEG tube…” is not relevant to the intubation. 

Pick the appropriate “ Create a new procedure ” and you will be taken its corresponding procedure note.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 


If you are called to the floor for a Consult , the above single or double click option applies.



Identify the patient on the “ unit ” or on your “ CIV-GEN Anesthesiology Consult list ”.  Highlighting patient (single click) will bring up a full summary at the bottom.  You can navigate through an Anesthesia Summary, Consult and Follow-up (notice the inpatient consult to anesthesia), Vitals, I/O’s , Labs. CLICK ON THE “Consult (Pre Proc)” icon or double click on the patient.

 



Regardless of the option you choose, you should be presented with the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the consult can be linked to a surgical procedure (eg ORIF femur), then select the radio button and agree.  If the consult can be linked to a previous closed record (unlikely), then select that radio button and agree.  Doing this serves to compartmentalize the consult to the procedure so that when the case is opened to the PreProcedure navigator in the OR, the anesthesiologists responsible for care of the patient for this linked procedure will immediately see your documentation.  If there is no relevant procedure, then select “Anesthesia Consult” and agree. 

 

 

 

 

 

You are now in the “Consult-Pre-Procedure” Navigator.  This looks almost identical to the PAU navigator.  Complete

Click on “+Create Note” in the Preprocedure Evaluation and document your consult.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are called to the floor for APS , double clicking will NOT take you where you need to go.



Nothing below has any relevance to the APS.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Identify the patient on the Service.  Highlighting patient (single click) will bring up a full summary at the bottom (as per above).  You can navigate through an Anesthesia Summary, Vitals, I/O’s , Labs.

 

 

 

CLICK ON THE “ APS icon.



 

You are now in the APS Rounding Navigator.  Click on Progress Notes\+Create Note in NoteWriter to create an APS note.

 

 

 

 

 

If a patient has an outpatient catheter, the same workflow applies.  Find your patient on the Shared Reminder List\CIV-GEN-RIV APS Telephone Follow Up.  CLICK ON THE “ Telephone APS” icon and create your progress note as above. 

Please see documentation titled, “APS Telephone List” on the WIKI for stand alone documentation.

 

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