As you know, Smart Flow has several sections for parameters: Agent, Monitoring, Activity, Fluid, Procedure, and Medication. However, for your convenience, all parameters are divided into two groups: medication and non-medication, which greatly simplifies the use of the same parameter in different sections without duplicating them. Medications can be added to a flowsheet in the Medication section only, while non-medication products can be added to any other section, excluding Medication.


Once the parameter is created the section / category field becomes disabled for editing:


However, if you later decide to change the section (e.g, initially created as an Activity but it should be a Procedure), you can make change this from your Smart Flow web account > user like icon > Settings > Parameters

 

Further actions depend on whether or not your practice software is integrated with Smart Flow.  


If you are a non-integrated user:

You will have to create a new parameter of the same name with the updated section choice. Then, delete the original parameter under the old section so it doesn't get used:


If you are integrated:

You will first need to unmap the EMR item from the Smart Flow parameter with the same name. For this, double click the item in parameters table. In the editing pop-up window, press the X near the name of the EMR item to clear the EMR name, and then press Update (you will still see the Smart Flow name below the EMR name).


In the example below, we are using 5 Liter Bag of LRS IV Fluids and switching from Medication to Fluids:


Then, go back to the Parameters table and search under the EMR name column for the item name (5 Liter Bag of LRS IV Fluids) which should have no name in the Smart Flow Display Name column:


Double click the item from the EMR column and in the window that pops up, you will be able to click on the drop-down list and select which section you would like the parameter to be under. Next, ensure the rest of the information is correct before clicking Save:


Once you have remapped the parameter to your Smart Flow inventory, make sure you go back and delete the extra parameter with the same Smart Flow name (it will be the one with the wrong category/section and no name on the EMR side).


We hope you found this information useful!