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CPOE Orders at a Glance
The Orders module opens with a Summary of orders for the selected patient. This summary is broken into three sections:
New Orders: This section contains orders of any type that you have entered on your device but have not yet submitted.
Existing Orders: This section contains orders of any type that were previously entered in the system. This section always lists all current active orders. However, the number of past inactive orders or future orders that are available for viewing on the Existing Orders list is determined by your system administrator. If the patient has any expiring medication orders, these are always sorted to the top of the list.
Use the Orders Summary to get a quick overview of the items that you are in the process of ordering, the medications that are about to expire, and the items that have already been ordered for the patient. From this screen, you can manage the patient’s new or existing orders, and you can also enter additional new orders.
To view the Order Summary, log into the PatientKeeper application and then follow these steps:
1. From the Patient List screen, select a patient.
The View Modules screen is displayed. If your last viewed module displays instead of the list of modules, tap View Modules at the bottom of the screen.
2. Select Orders on the View Modules screen to open the Orders module.
The Orders Summary is displayed. It shows a list of new and existing orders.
NOTE: Whether or not the View Modules screen is displayed or the last selected module is displayed is a user preference.
From the Orders Summary you can:
Confirm that you have selected the correct patient.
The patient heading row shows the selected patient’s name, age, gender, location, and MRN.
Review any clinical decision support (CDS) alerts that might be displayed. If any clinical decision alerts are present for the patient, they are listed in yellow, below the patient heading.Alerts can provide clinical data or inform you of issues related to an order. See Reviewing Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Alerts).
Confirm that the correct visit is selected for any new orders you might enter.
The Visit button, located at the top of the body area of the screen, shows the following information for the currently selected visit: the admission or appointment date/time, the location of the visit, and an abbreviation that identifies the type of visit (such as IP for Inpatient or OP for outpatient).
Any new orders that you enter will be associated with this visit. Select the Visit button to choose a different visit for your orders. See Changing the Visit for a New Order.
Review the new orders that you have entered, but have not yet signed and submitted:
-The New Orders section, located at the top of the body area of the screen, lists all orders that you have recently added, but have not yet signed and submitted. Each order is displayed on a separate line. See Viewing New Orders for a complete description of the orders in this section. There is also a Sign & Submit button that you can use to sign and submit all of your new orders, or a Discard All button to discard them. If you have not entered any new orders for the patient, this section, as well as the Sign & Submit and Discard All buttons, are not present on the screen.
Review the patient’s existing orders:
-The Existing Orders section is located in the body area of the screen, below the New Orders section (if present). This section lists all signed and submitted orders for the patient, including those entered by yourself and others. Expiring medications, if any, are always shown at the top of the list. You may need to scroll down to see the rest of the Existing Order section.
-At the top of the Existing Orders section, a Filter button provides access to filter and sort options. See Filtering the List of Orders and Sorting the List of Orders.
-The next heading tells you with which visit the orders are associated. See Viewing Existing Orders for information on how to use this heading to view the orders for various visits. See also Changing the Visit for a New Order.
-Below the headings, each order is then displayed on a separate line. See Viewing Existing Orders for a complete description of the orders in this section
-You can view or manage the details associated with any existing order: just select the order row (see Viewing the Details of Orders or Managing New and Existing Orders).
Add a new order.
Tap Add , located at the top right corner of the screen. See Basic Steps: Entering a New Order.
Exit the Order Summary.
Tap Back or tap the View Modules button to go back to the modules list, or tap the Patients at the bottom of the screen to go back to the Patient List.
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