After a flowsheet is added for an individual patient (see Adding flowsheets in a patient chart), you can view it at any time to see and interpret the patient’s data. If there are any alerts for individual items (such as a lab result which is overdue or outside the normal range), these items appear in colour.
You have several options to customize your view of the flowsheet, such as filtering by a date range, hiding specific fields, or viewing only items that are outside a reference range.
You can also print a flowsheet in both Cards or Table format.
1. In the patient chart, click the flowsheet icon and then select the flowsheet from the list.
2. The flowsheet appears, showing the entries for all data elements in the flowsheet. The entries for each data element are in chronological order, with the most recent entries on the left. You can switch between the desired view by clicking Cards or Table at the top of the flowsheet.
Cards view: displays values for each data element in a box or card of its own along with the date it was recorded on.
Table view: displays data element information arranged by dates in columns and helps with understanding the order of events.
💡 Tip: Any lab result, patient data point, or injection that has an active alert will display in colour: blue for an informational alert, yellow for a warning, and red for a critical alert. Click the item to read the details of the alert. For more information about alerts, see Configuring flowsheet alerts.
📌 Note: Flowsheet alerts are not available for medications at this time.
3. You can customize your view of the flowsheet using the following options:
All entries, Latest Entries or Date Range
Click the flowsheet filter field. In the Flowsheet Configuration window, select whether you want to filter by All entries, Latest Entries or Date Range. Enter the number of entries to view, or the date range. Click Apply.
💡 Tip: Your applied date range displays in the flowsheet filter field.
Reference Range or Expiry Date
To view only flowsheet items that are outside the treatment reference range or only items which are past due, click the warning icon. Select Reference Range or Expiry Date, as appropriate.
To hide specific data elements that may not apply to this patient, click the eye icon that appears when you hover over the element name.
To add additional data elements to the flowsheet for this patient, see Adding a flowsheet data element.
📌 Note: When you filter the flowsheet, the number of items hidden from view are displayed in red at the top of the eye icon. In the example below, 10 items are hidden. To remove the filters and display all flowsheet items, click the eye icon. You can also hide the Last Entry column by clicking the eye icon next to its name.
Any filters applied are specific to this patient only, and will be applied the next time you open this flowsheet for this patient.
4. To print the flowsheet, click the print icon.
📌 Note: When printing in the Table view, if the flowsheet has more rows or columns than can fit on one page, they are added to additional pages. The numbers at the bottom of each page represent pagination by columns (first number) and pagination by rows (second number).
5. To update flowsheet data, such as adding a current blood pressure reading, see Updating patient flowsheet data.
6. Click Close when you are finished viewing the flowsheet.
Updated September 11, 2023