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Event Fields

Most fields in the section can be completed without assistance or explanation. Some specialized fields, however, are unique, and several built-in features allow for even faster completion of this section.

The following are tips to properly and thoroughly complete different event entries.

Tip: If the information in some of the fields is not applicable or cannot be supplied, click the Not Value icon.

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Airway Event Fields

Type
Type of airway adjunct used.

Size
Size of the airway adjunct.

Tube Depth (cm)
Measurement of the tube at the point of securance (gums, lips, or teeth).

Secured At
Where the airway adjunct was secured.

Secured With
How the airway adjunct was secured.

Decision To Manage
Date and time when the decision was made to manage the airway with an adjunct.

Clinical Indications
Any clinical signs, symptoms, or conditions present that indicated the patient's airway required management with an adjunct.

Attempts Abandoned
Date and time when attempts at managing the airway with an adjunct were abandoned, if applicable.

IV Event Fields

Event Type
This field is automatically filled in as IV Event when you select IV Event in the Add Event window. Click the Change link to select a different event type.
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Authorizing Physician
Name of the physician who authorized you to initiate the IV, if applicable.

Tip: If the physician's name does not appear in the list, enter the name manually in the field.

Laboratory Event Fields

Lab Value Source
Source that processed the specimen and returned a value result.

Specimen Source
Source from which the specimen was obtained.

Medication Event Fields

Important: You must enter a separate medication event for each vial or carpuject you use. For example, if you used two different 2MG vials of Morphine, do not enter one event with 4MG of Morphine; instead, enter each event separately.

Event Type
This field is automatically filled in as Medication when you select Medication in the Add Event window. Click the Change link to select a different event type.
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Lot #
Lot number that appears on the vial or carpuject.

Response
Patient's reaction to the medication; whether the patient's condition improved, remained the same, or worsened after the intervention.

Waste Amount
Amount of medication remaining in the vial/delivery syringe that must be disposed of properly because it was not given to the patient.

Tip: Enter a number value in the first field and units, such as mcg, in the second. If none of the drug was wasted, enter 0 in the first field.

Waste Reason
Reason you did not deliver the full amount of medication available in a given vial/delivery syringe to the patient and, therefore, must waste the remaining medication.

Co-Signature
Whenever you use a controlled substance, you must capture a co-signature. Enter the name of the second provider who will submit the co-signature in this field.

Authorizing Physician
Name of the physician who authorized you to administer the medication.

Tip: If the physician's name does not appear in the list, enter the name manually in the custom entry field, and then tap OK.

Ventilator Event Fields

Ventilator Mode
Ventilator mode used to oxygenate the patient.

Ventilator Used
Type/name of the ventilator used.

Medication/Gas
Type of medication delivered via the ventilator.

FiO2/Ratio
Ratio of arterial oxygen partial pressure to fractional inspired oxygen.

Inspiratory Time
Time allowed by the ventilator for inspiration.

Expiratory Time
Time allowed by the ventilator for expiration.

I:E Ratio
Inspiratory to expiratory ratio; generally, 1:2.

Volume Set
Maximum volume of oxygen/gas delivered during inspiration.

Expired Volume
Maximum volume of oxygen/gas expired during exhalation.

Rate/HRTZ
Frequency of oxygen/gas delivery.

Peak Inspiratory Pressure
Peak inspiratory pressure (PIP); the maximum pressured delivered by the ventilator during inspiration.

Set PIP
Setting change made to the peak inspiratory pressure (PIP) for the purpose of improving ventilatory management.

Pressure Support
Preset maximum pressure value to be given spontaneously as patient inhales.

PEEP/Map
Positive end-expiratory pressure; pressure inside the lungs that exists after exhalation.

Vitals Event Fields

Event Type
This field is automatically filled in as Vitals Event when you select Vitals Event in the Add Event window. Click the Change link to select a different event type.
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Blood Pressure
Use the first field to enter the numerical value for the Systolic reading. Use the second field to enter the numerical value for the Diastolic reading. This field accepts P as an entry.

Use the final field to select the method used to assess the patient's blood pressure. If you select a method that does not require or result in a Diastolic reading, the Diastolic field populates with P and becomes read-only.

Tip: If you enter a number in both the Systolic and Diastolic fields, TripTix automatically calculates the mean arterial pressure (MAP) and populates the Mean Arterial field with this result.

Temperature
Use the first field to enter the numerical temperature. Use the second field to select the units used to measure the temperature. In the last field, select the method you used to assess the patient's temperature.

Glasgow Coma Score
Use this section to document the patient's Glasgow Coma Score (GCS), or their level of alertness and responsiveness. The following definitions can be used to help you select the options that best describe your patient's condition.

  • Eye – The patient's ability to open their eyes with or without stimulus.

  • Verbal – The patient's ability to articulate, form words, and complete sentences.

  • Motor – The patient's reaction to pain and their ability to obey commands related to motor activity.

  • Qualifier – An inherent factor or intervention that prevents the accurate completion of the assessment.

The Total Score field is automatically calculated based on the values you entered for this section.

Cardiac Rhythm
In TripTix Windows, use the first field to select the cardiac rhythm observed, the second to select the leads used to interpret the rhythm, and the third to select the method used to interpret the rhythm.

AVPU
The AVPU scale (Alert, Verbal, Painful, Unresponsive) is used to determine the patient's level of consciousness (LOC). Select the appropriate options from the list based on the following explanations:

  • Alert – The patient is awake and responsive without prompting or stimulus.

  • Verbal – The patient becomes alert and responsive only after verbal stimulus.

  • Painful – The patient becomes alert and responsive only after painful stimulus.

  • Unresponsive – The patient is not alert or responsive, even after prompting with both verbal and painful stimuli.

RTS
The rapid trauma score, or RTS, is a scoring system used to determine the severity of patient injury. A lower score indicates a higher severity of injury.

Use the Glasgow Coma Score, Systolic blood pressure, and respiratory rate of the patient to determine the score, of which must range from 0-12.

APGAR
The APGAR scale (Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, Respirations) determines the physical condition and vitality of newborns directly after birth. Select the appropriate option from the list for each field based on the following explanations:

  • Minutes – How many minutes after birth that the APGAR score was calculated: 1 or 5 Minutes.

  • Color – The color of the newborn's skin (Appearance).

  • Heart Rate – The pulse rate of the newborn in beats per minute (bpm) (Pulse).

  • Muscle Tone – The newborn's muscle tone and ability to flex (Grimace).

  • Reflex Irritability – The newborn's response to external stimuli (Activity).

  • Respiratory Effort – The newborn's ease of respiration and ability to cry (Respirations).

The Total Score field is automatically calculated based on the values you entered for this section.

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