Using the Status Board. PCS Lesson 1. Objectives. Describe the PCS Status Board and list its uses Demonstrate how to sort patient information by different headers Recognize the different colors on the Status Board and what they mean
PCS Lesson 1
As you can see, the Find Patient screen allows you to enter a patient’s name, SSN#, MR#, and other identifying information to narrow the potential list of matches. The more information you enter, the more the list of resulting patients will be narrowed for you to select from.
All you have to do to search for a patient is type in the information you have, and click on the OK button at the bottom of the screen. A list of potential patients will open and you will be able to select the correct one.
Here is a list of patients who have the of Hand or a last name similar to Hand. Let’s see what happens if we click on Mrs. Hand, Sanitizer.
This has opened a screen that will show all of Mrs. Hand’s visits to GBMC. There is only one. It is important to select the correct visit. Once you have clicked on the correct visit, it will turn green. you can follow the same process as before to add the patient to your list – by clicking on Add to List and then My List. You will not get a loading screen, when you use this method, but the patient will add to your list.
Once you click on the Result notification the screen containing the result will open. Once you exit the screen the notification and color will disappear. The appearance and disappearance of the status board notification is completely individual and is linked to your Meditech login ID.
Recent imaging, pathology, blood bank, microbiology, and lab results can all be found here.
The color pink is also used to indicate when Medications are due for a patient. Let’s see what happens when we click in the pink Medications box now.
An eight hour snapshot of all the medications that are ordered for the patient will open on the screen. This is a great way to check your patient’s meds before your shift, or to help with gathering meds before an administration. You cannot document that you administered meds from this screen. It is just an overview.
When you are finished viewing your patient’s medications, you can click on Close to return to the Status Board. There is also a quick link to the eMAR within this screen.
There is also an Order column on the Status Board so that you can ACK against the orders in the chart (instead of Order History)
1. Since there are no Stat orders on our patient, there is no pink STAT in the Order column instead there is a gray ACK to alert you that there are new orders to be acknowledged2. To ACK the order click on the word ACK
3.The Order Detail screen will open4. Review the computer entered order with what the physician has written and if both match, initial the order in the chart place a check mark next to ACK by the Order
5. Since we have multiple orders to review click Select & Next on the bottom menu
6. Once all orders are reviewed click Acknowledge at the bottom of the Order Detail screen
Once all of the orders have been acknowledged then theorder column will be blank. You can click in the empty field (at the top of the green Order column) and the Order History will automatically launch
New- will appear the first time that
you log onto the patient and shows previous orders that have been ACK by the previous RN caring for the patient (will show the orders placed in Order Entry in the past 14hrs)
2. Click on New
*Note- ACK orders screen will open and allow for viewing the order history/detail. Once you have reviewed the previously ACK orders click Close to exit. The New flag will go away
*Note- You will only see the word “New” if there are no STAT orders entered on the patient
*Note -If your patient has a STAT order you will see the word STAT in place of the word new