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Filtering the List of Orders
On the Orders Summary screen, the New Orders section always displays all new, unsubmitted orders. This section cannot be filtered in any way.
However, you can use a filter when you want to limit the number of orders that are displayed in the Existing Orders section. For example, you might filter the list of Existing Orders to view only orders of a certain type (such as Laboratory or Radiology), or to view only orders within a certain timeframe. Please note that when you use a timeframe filter, the filter affects only inactive orders (discontinued, cancelled, or completed orders). All active orders are always shown (both current and future active orders), regardless of any timeframe filter that you might choose.
When all of the existing orders for the selected patient are displayed, the column heading shows the total number of orders, such as “Existing Orders (20).” When you select filter criteria that excludes some of the orders, the Orders heading changes to show how many from the full list are currently being displayed. For example, you might see “Existing Orders (16 of 20).”
To filter orders based on specific criteria:
1. From the Orders Summary, tap Filter under the Existing Orders section. When you first access the Orders module, the button is labeled “Showing All, Active Only, Grouped By Type.” However, if you change the filter, the button might display a different label, such as “Filtered By: Lab, Yesterday / Tomorrow, Grouped By Type.”
The Filter Orders screen is displayed, showing your current filter and sort selections.
2. Set the following filter options as you want them to be applied:
-Set the Active Only option On or Off as desired. When Active Only is On, only active orders will display on the Orders Summary screen and inactive orders (discontinued, cancelled, or completed) are not shown. In addition, the Inactive Orders section of the Filter Orders screen is hidden, to indicate that only active orders will be shown. When Active Only is Off, the Inactive Orders section becomes available, and you can select a timeframe using the From and Thru options. For example, you might choose From Last 5 Days, Thru Tomorrow.
NOTE: Your administrator determines the timeframe filters that are available on your handheld device.
-In the Order Type section, select All, or a specific order type such as Lab, Radiology, or Medication. For medication orders, you can select the general Medications filter to see all medication type orders, or you can choose a more specific medication filter such as:
Expiring Only: Shows only medication orders that are expiring.
IV Only: Shows only medication orders with Routes that begin with the letters “IV.”
On Hold Only: Shows only medication orders that are currently on hold.
Scheduled Only: Shows only medication orders that are not PRN.
PRN Only: Shows only medication orders that are PRN (given as needed, such as for pain).
3. Tap Done.
The Existing Orders list changes to display only the orders that you selected.
The same filter criteria remains selected until you choose something different.
To show all of the orders for the patient:
1. From the Orders Summary, tap Filter under the Existing Orders section.
The Filter Orders screen is displayed, showing your current filter and sort selections.
2. Set the following filter options:
-Set the Active Only option to Off.
-Under the Inactive Orders section, select the earliest choice as your From option, and select the latest choice as your Thru option.
-Under the Order Type section, select All.
3. Tap Done.
The Existing Orders list changes to display all of the orders within the criteria.

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