Your administrator may have created message templates for you to use. These templates enable you to send emergency messages or other messages quickly, as many of the fields in the message have already been defined for you.
The following types of templates may be available to you:
Mass Notifications: these are messages that are sent globally or to a group. This template type can be used for emergencies, such as a lockdown. You can specify the level of urgency of the mass notification.
Staff Events: this is another type of message that can be sent globally or to a group, but is typically used for non-urgent communication. It can have most of its fields pre-populated to make it easier to communicate with a large number of users.
Patient Events: this is a patient-specific template that can be used to communicate important information about a change in a patient's status, such as a request for transport for patient discharge. You do not need to type the patient details or location to use this type of template.
Location Events: this is a template that is related to a specific location. This is useful, for example, if you want a room to be cleaned for use by a new patient: you can send a pre-populated message to environmental services, specifying the room number.
To create a message using a template:
To create a message using a template without linking it to a patient, tap Templates in the ribbon at the top of the screen. A list of available templates appears.
Mass Notifications templates and Staff Events templates appear if your administrator has made them available to you.
To create a message using a template and link it to a patient, tap Patients to display the list of patients assigned to you. Tap the patient that you want to associate with the template, and tap Templates in the ribbon at the top of the screen.
To search for a department, patient, or location not shown here, type at least two characters of the department name, the patient's first or last name, or the location name. A list of matches is displayed, with departments listed first, then patients, then locations.
In the list of departments, tap a department to display the list of patients in that department. Then, tap the patient or location that you want to use as the context.
Patient Events and Location Events templates related to the patient or location context that you have selected appear if your administrator has made them available to you.