Hi all! Our wonderful Smart Flow Development Team is back at it again and has come up with some sweet new features for Summer 2017. 

Drop Down Menus on the Web 

Drop down menus have existed on the iPad app version of Smart Flow for a while now, but are now available on the web as well! When you click in a cell, a drop down of suggestions that you can select will appear. You also have the option of typing into the cell to override the options. To change these options, you have to go to Settings - Parameters, then edit the 'picker type' for your chosen parameter to 'drop down'. From here, you will be able to enter drop down options that will appear for that parameter, both from the web as well as the iPad. 

Inline Text Entering on the Web

Another great new feature on the web is that you will be able to enter information directly into the cell, rather than in the pop up that a given cell creates. 

Medication Units on Flowsheets

Currently, when entering in a number into a cell for a medication on a flowsheet, Smart Flow will assume you mean ml. However, some clinics choose to use the 'total mg' option on medications for the 'Show on Flowsheet' prompt. Now, the units that correspond to your 'Show on Flowsheet' prompt will be added into the Medical Record PDF after the numbers you enter into the cell on flowsheets. So if you chose to show 'Total mg' for a medication, and you enter '5' into a cell, Smart Flow will add 'mg' after the 5 into the Medical Record. 

It will also calculate the total volume that you use, based on the mg that you enter into the flowsheet and the concentration of the drug. This total ml will then appear on your billing PDF, or be sent directly to your EMR given that you have integration, so the appropriate amount of the drug can be billed for. 

For example: You are giving a patient 5 mg of 10 mg/ml of a drug. You have opted to show 'total mg' on your 'Show on Flowsheet' prompt, and you enter '5' into the cell. Smart Flow will show that you have given 5 mg of the drug, and will also show that you gave a total volume of 0.5ml on your billing pdf. 

Default 'Show on Flowsheet' Option

Up until now, all medications have defaulted to showing 'total dose' on the flowsheets. Now, you will be able to set a default setting for this, so you don't have to manually change it to 'total mg' or 'total ml' each time you add a new medication. To change to the desired default, go to Settings - General. There will be a new option for 'Medication Units'! 

PDFs will now show units 

You will now be able to view units of the medications that you have given a patient in the 'Medical Records' PDF that Smart Flow creates. 

IV Catheter Locations

Previously you had only 3 options for the location of your catheter. Now, you will still have your previous options of jugular, cephalic and saphenous, but now you will be able to override this with a maximum amount of 3 typed characters. Your other options regarding length, placement, and date put in will remain the same.