Hi dear colleagues,
Right now, we are looking for a way to optimize our built-in calculators, and we'd love to hear what you think about them. Is there anything that you would like to change about the current fluid calculator?
When giving feedback on this topic, keep in mind factors such as user-friendliness, design, general usefulness, current pain points, etc.
We are constantly making improvements to our software and appreciate any feedback you can give to us!
Smart Flow Team
As a user, in settings, I want to be able to set whether Fluids behave as other parameter sections do in regards to the "due treatment" highlighting behaviour on the whiteboard.
As a user, when I add a fluid line to my treatment sheet, I want to also record the total volume infused "until now" for each fluid being administered.
I want an option to have this fill in automatically based on the fluids calculated.
As a user, I want to be able to set my fluid rates, specifying which species and weight range they apply to, in the settings. If I set this rate as 0, the calculator should be disabled.
Sx fluid rate
As a user, when I add a medication to a fluid bag, I want to track the quantity added, the concentration in the bag, the quantity being administered to the patient over time, and ensure I have charges captured accurately.
Does this tie in to Dilutions of medications?
When I hang a new bag, I want to easily select which size bag I hung to charge accurately. (Additional details feature?)
As a user, I want to have my fluid rates display in 0.01 (hundredths) accuracy.
As a user, when I set up an individual patient, I want to be able to specify "ml/kg/hr" and have the "ml/hr" calculated for me (or the reverse)
As a user, I want to be able to indicate when a fluid rate has increased, decreased, or when I PLAN to increase or decrease the rate in an obvious way that is intuitive and simple to use.
As a user, I want to be alerted to any potential over-hydration issues given the size of my patient.
As a user, I want to be able to indicate when I intend to give a bolus, when I have actually administered it, include the bolus quantity in any TVI calculations (and over-hyd warnings), and have an intuitive bolus calculator that is clinically relevant.