Last review date 03/02/2023

When clicking into any of the LTC, Safeguarding, or Death Documentation template you will now be presented with a Home tab.  This is a recent addition to our Ardens Templates and is a really useful view of previous recorded patient data.  In this article, we will look at the benefits in using this tab along with some useful tips to make it work for you.

Useful Read Codes

The first thing you will notice when looking at an LTC Home tab is the first diagnosis code that was added to the patients record along with the date as displayed above. Underneath this information you will also see the recent LTC codes added to the patients record such as recent Diabetic Foot codes along with Numerical codes for diabetes such as BP, pulse as well as blood results such as HbA1c, eGFRs and Cholesterol.  Depending on the LTC template you are viewing the results displayed will be relevant for that condition.

Right clicking on any of the read codes would give you the usual right click options found in the journal such as any problem amendments, amending the read code or marking in error if necessary.  In addition, when right clicking on a numeric code you can graph all readings for that code.

Viewing and printing relevant Care Plans and Questionnaires

Using the scroll bar on the right hand side will allow you to see useful additional information for a good overview of this condition.  A recently completed Questionnaire is shown as well as the latest Care Plan that has been created for the patient. Right clicking on any of these options will give you more options such as viewing and printing the Care Plan if necessary as shown below or viewing the content of the Questionnaire.

Viewing useful medication information

Scrolling down further you will see some vital medication information such as Current Repeats and Acute Medication along with previous medication related to the condition.  Again right clicking will give you the same options available in other parts of the system such as issuing or re-prescribing medication.