- Discontinuing medications is only available if the medication has been GIVEN on that day's flowsheet.
- Deleting medications is only available if the medication has NOT BEEN given on that day's flowsheet.
Parameters/monitoring/medications can be deleted at any point off the flowsheet, as long as there are no notes/initials/entries etc. entered in for that item. Once there is an entry for that item, it becomes part of the medical records and can't be deleted, but rather discontinued.
For example, if you prescribe Hydromorphone but then decide against it, it may be deleted as long as a dose hasn't been administered yet. Once there is an indicator on the flowsheet that even a single dose has been given, the medication (e.g. 2 Hydromorphone 12) can be discontinued but not deleted. See pictures below.
To DELETE a parameter/medication/monitoring item
In Editing Mode, tap on the item you want to delete. A window will pop up:
|On the iPad: Tap on the trash bin in the left upper corner:||On the web: After choosing needed parameter click on the DELETE button in the left upper corner:|
A new window will pop up. Tap Delete and the item will be deleted from the flowsheet:
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On the web:
If there has been an entry for the item, you will need to DISCONTINUE it:
On the iPad: In Editing Mode, tap on the item you want to discontinue. A window will pop up. Tap on the D/C in the left upper corner:
On the web: After choosing needed parameter click DISCONTINUE button in the left upper corner:
A new window will pop up and you'll be proposed to choose the exact time when this parameter should be discontinued:
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Tap Discontinue and the item will be greyed out from the flowsheet:
After an item has been discontinued, you can delete it from future days if there no entries on the chart (medication was not given).
To do so you will need to re-enable the item on that day, and then delete this item. This will delete the item from the current sheet and further ahead, but not in the previous days. For more information on how to re-instate the item, click here for instructions.
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