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Complete the Chief Complaint Section

You can use the Chief Complaint section to enter information about the patient's chief complaint, including symptoms the patient is experiencing and when they began. The Chief Complaint section contains up to five subsections: Complaint, Signs & Symptoms, Impressions, Anatomic Area, and Protocols. Required fields in this section may vary based on the rules set by your department.

See the following topics related to completing the Chief Complaint section and its subsections.

To complete the Chief Complaint section in Windows
  1. In the side navigation of an open run record, tap Chief Complaint. The section expands to show the available subsections.

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  2. If not already selected, tap Complaint.

  3. Enter information in the fields using any of the following methods:

    • Using the stylus.

    • Tapping a field to type in an entry.

    • Selecting options from a window that opens.

  4. Optionally, to clear a selection made in a pick-list window:

    • Tap in the field.

    • In the upper right corner of the newly opened pick-list window, tap CLEAR.

    • Tap OK.

  5. To re-enter or clear the information in a single field, tap the clear icon.

  6. Repeat steps 3-5 as needed and applicable for the Symptoms & Impressions, Anatomic Area, and Protocols subsections.

  7. To verify all required fields are completed, check the record for errors.

  8. If necessary, to automatically enter information in the fields, import CAD data into the run record.

To complete the Chief Complaint section in Web
  1. In the side navigation of an open run record, click Chief Complaint. The Complaint subsection is displayed.

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  2. Enter information in the fields using any of the following methods:

    • Clicking a field and typing in an entry.

    • Clicking a field and typing the first few letters of the value you want to enter. When a list of matches appears beneath the field, select the appropriate option.

    • To enter more than one item in fields that allow multiple values, continue typing in the field and select a new item.

  3. Optionally, to clear a selection or entry, click the x next to the entry.
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  4. Repeat steps 2-3 as needed and applicable for the Signs & Symptoms, Impressions, Anatomic Area, and Protocols subsections.

  5. To verify all required fields are completed, check the record for errors.

  6. If necessary, to automatically enter information in the fields, import CAD data into the run record.

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