Have you Updated your Software?
This week, we released a new version of AcuGraph 5—version 188.8.131.52. It’s chalk-full of exciting updates and features that we think you’ll really love, like enhancements to the patient location indication screen (we’ll talk more about that here!)
But first, to access the new features, you’ll need to update your software. To do so, open your AcuGraph 5 software. A prompt should automatically appear encouraging you to update the latest version of AcuGraph 5. If no prompt appears, click on the ‘Help’ button at the top of your screen, and select ‘Check for Update’. You’ll be guided through the installation process, and you’ll be ready to start using these new features in a jiffy!
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Patient Location Indication Screen
In this post, we’ll explore the changes made to the Patient Location Indication Screen (it’s a mouthful, we know!) To learn more about this feature, you can read on in this post, or watch the short video below!
Enhancements to the patient location indication screen make it easier to record and recall patient symptoms and conditions when you’re taking notes. Let’s demonstrate!
First, we’ll click on the ‘Patient List‘ icon, choose a patient—we’ll go with Huck Finn—and click on the patient file. Next, click the ‘location‘ tab. This tab is used to indicate locations on a patient’s body that are in pain, or have some other symptom or condition to note, describe and track.
For purposes of this demonstration, we’ll mark this patient’s left shoulder and right toes, and the middle of the back of his neck.
As we mark these locations, red dots appear on the patient—and, in the latest release, numbers also appear. Locations are numbered in the order that they are marked.
Additionally, below the picture, a numbered list will appear with a field for inputting comments. The numbers in the list match the numbers of indicated areas on the picture.
Enhanced Note-Taking Ability
In each of the numbered comments, you can input a note describing the reason you marked the area above. For example, in the first comment field, we’ll say that Huck Finn is experiencing pain in his left shoulder when lifting groceries. Next, we’ll write that he has pain in his toes after soccer practice. Finally, we’ll record that his neck has been stiff in the mornings.
If you need to mark any additional areas, you can do so easily by clicking on the affected area, and then filling in the new comment field generated below. You can add as many locations as you need—the numbered list will simply continue to grow!
If you can’t remember exactly why you indicated an area, you can click on the red dot, and the comment you left will be highlighted in the list below.
Once we’re finished, it’s important to hit the ‘save’ icon below and to the right of the comment field. After we hit ‘save,’ a small thumbnail image will appear in our patient’s records. The numbered list with written descriptions will appear directly below the thumbnail image.
You can always click on the thumbnail to load it back into the viewer and make additional edits if needed. Just don’t forget to hit ‘save’ after you make changes!
Don’t Miss Out on this Cool New Feature!
With these new improvements to AcuGraph’s patient location indication screen, we hope your records will feel more complete, organized and explanatory. This enhancement is is just one of many powerful and exciting new features in the latest AcuGraph release, so don’t miss out—make sure to install the update today!
If you’d like to learn about other cool new features in the latest version of AcuGraph, check out this post, here .