With the time ‘falling back’ there are some things that you might notice on your Flowsheets if you are displaying a full 24 hour Flowsheet.

  • When the Daylight Saving time change occurs, do I need to do anything?

  • No, SmartFlow will ensure your Flowsheets are updated automatically.

  • Has anything changed since Daylight Saving time last year?

  • No, SmartFlow hasn't changed, we're just making sure you know what to expect, in case you have new staff members or are new to SmartFlow!

  • How will my Flowsheets display during the Daylight Saving time change?

  • This time of year, clocks will ‘fall back’ by 1 hour therefore, any patient in hospital during this time will be affected. Flowsheets will display a repetition of the 1 AM hour, in allowance of the change. Further information can be found in this document.

PLEASE NOTE: For Australia, New Zealand and Europe you will see a repetition of 2 AM as clocks are turned back at 3 AM.

  • What happens to any treatments due during the added hour on my Flowsheet?

  • Since we gain an hour, any treatments due at 2 AM will be moved to 1 AM. You can continue working from this Flowsheet normally, as the ‘q’ time will have transferred over properly from the previous Flowsheet.

  • Does this have any impact on later Flowsheets for patients hospitalized through the time change?

  • Yes, if you have your Flowsheets set to begin at 24:00! When adding 24 hours, the following day's Flowsheet will "start" one hour earlier meaning that the new day will start at 23:00 and therefore you will have two Flowsheets with the same date. 

  • This is only going to affect patients’ Flowsheets that were in the hospital during the time change.  Any new patients will appear as they always have.

If you would like existing patients’ Flowsheets to also appear to start at the same time, instead of creating 24 hours and copy the Flowsheet, you could discharge and readmit the patient.

We hope you found this information useful!