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Graphing Vital Signs
You can look at a range of values graphed over time for any vital sign. A graph can make it easier to see trends. For example, you can see whether a medication that you administered two days ago is causing an improvement in a patient’s blood glucose levels.
1. From the Vitals screen tap a cell in one of the Interval columns for a specific vital sign (tapping the Vital name or 24-hr Range does nothing).
The last view that you looked at (either Detail view or Graph view) is displayed.
2. If the Graph view is not already displayed by default, tap Graph below the Patient header.
A graph is now displayed for the selected vital sign.
Most vital signs are displayed as line graphs. When the graph first opens, the data points for the selected interval are always selected by default, highlighted in purple. The date, time, and exact numeric value for the selected data points are shown just above the graph. You can tap on any data point in the graph to see the exact date/time/value for that specific reading.
For blood pressure readings, an I-bar graph is used instead of a line graph so that both the systolic and diastolic measurements can be shown on one graph. Each bar represents one complete blood pressure measurement. The top line is the systolic pressure, and the bottom line is the diastolic.
Vital sign values are usually numeric and are graphed as described above. However, if a vital sign value contains a date or any non-numeric characters (such as “<1” or “>50” or “1/2”), then it is not included on the graph, and message to that effect is displayed.
While looking at a graph, you can:
Select a data point on the graph. When you select a data point, it turns into a purple circle, and the date and value for that point are displayed above the graph. To select a data point, tap the data point.
Zoom in or out on the graph. When there are a large number of data points on the same area of the graph, zoom in to blow up the details for a particular period of time. Zoom back out again to see the big picture. To zoom in, use the “stretch” gesture. To zoom back out again, use the “pinch” gesture.
Switch to Detail view to see the readings in a list format. Tap Detail below the Patient header.
Move to the Graph screen for the next vital sign in the patient’s Summary list. Swipe right to left.
Move to the Graph screen for the previous vital sign in the patient’s Summary list. Swipe left to right.
Go back to the Vital Signs Summary. Tap Back. .

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