The Templates Template

The Group Members template (groupmembers-template.CSV) lets you add the Vocera templates for alerts and critical messages.

The following table describes the fields names, maximum length for fields names, and a brief description of the fields.


Maximum Length


Template Name


Enter a name for your template to uniquely identify it from other existing templates.

Displayed Title


Enter a subject to display with the message.

Template Category


Enter one of the following categories for your template:
  • Staff Event — Messages specific to staff members.

    For example, a staff meeting event notification to specific group members or a staff meeting invite to staff members.

  • Patient Event — Messages specific to an event related to a patient.

    For example, notifications for the care team members when a patient requests counseling, or notifications to request a visit from the chaplain.

  • Location Event — Messages specific to events happening at a location.

    For example, room security or room clean-up requests.

  • Mass Notification — Messages for more than 50 recipients.

    For example, urgent notifications on a security breach and lock down, or severe weather alerts and warning.

    If you do not specify a category, the Staff Event category is selected by default.



Enter the name of the facility in the Facility Name field.

The name must start with a letter or digit. It must contain only letters, digits, spaces, apostrophes ('), underscores (_), or dashes (-). No other characters are allowed.

Recipient Type

Enter one of the following recipient types:
  • My Department — Select if your template recipients are members of "My Department."
  • Custom — Select if your template recipient delivery mechanism is based on the clinical workflow engine's rules. Using the Custom field requires custom configuration.

    When the Custom field is selected, Time to Live and Response Timeout, options are hidden in the Delivery Options section.

  • Care Team — Select if your template recipients are members of your care team. Care team includes all the people who are assigned to take care of a patient.
  • Care Team Member —Select if your template recipient is an individual Care Team member.
    Note: The Care Team and Care Team Member options are displayed only when you select the Patient Event or Location Event categories in the Choose a Template Category: field.
  • Group — Select to choose a specific group from the Find a Group pop up list as your template recipient.
  • Selected Group — Select to choose a range of groups between 2 to 100 as your template recipients.
    Note: If you selected Group or Selected Group options, then you must enter a response for these selections.

Recipient Group


Enter the name of the group that is the recipient of the template.

Recipient Group Facility


Enter the facility associated with the recipient group facility.

Recipient Label


Recipient Label is auto-populated when a template recipient option is chosen. The Group recipient option is an exception to this field.

Displayed Information


Enter a text that displays as part of the template information.

Sender Editing


Specifies that sender can edit the message when the Sender can edit this checkbox is enabled.

Form Label


Allows user to enter a new label in the Form Label field. User can use the labels as a guide to initiate a conversation and provide some specific information. For example, for a Staff Meeting template, you can configure 3 labels such as Time, Place, and Location. Users initiating the Staff Meeting template will see 3 text areas with the label for which they are required to enter a response.

The maximum number of the Form Labels supported is 20.


Allows to choose one of the following priority types:
  • Normal
  • High
  • Urgent

Time to Live

99999 minutes

Enter the duration for which the event message is displayed on the recipient's device.

Enter Time to Live value in minutes. Default is 10 minutes. The maximum response time value that you can enter is limited to 99999 minutes.
Note: You cannot enter a negative value for this field.

Confirmation Message


Enter a confirmation message.

Response Timeout


Specify a timeout value for sending responses.

Exclude Sender


Specify to exclude or include the person initiating the template from receiving the template alert.

Choose a Yes or No value.

Administrator Group


Specify Administrator Group name.

Administrator Group Facility


Specify name of the Facility associated with the Administrator Group.

Response Type


Enter one of the following response types:
  • Accept/Decline — Select this option to receive an Accept or Decline notification from the recipients.
  • Multiple Choice Response — Select this option to allow the recipients to respond with multiple types of custom responses.

    Select the New Response field to enter a text for the response, and select the plus sign to add this response as a choice. You can continue to add more responses, as shown in the following screenshot.

    If you select this option, you must enter at least one response. The maximum number of responses is limited to 20.

    You cannot enter responses that are blank, duplicate, or more than 50 characters long.

  • None — Select this option if no response is needed from the recipients.

Multiple Choice Response 1 through 20


Allows to upload up to 20 types of multiple choice responses when Multiple Choice response type is selected.

Note: This template provides 1 through 20 separate rows for adding multiple choices.