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Catheter change calculator revamp

Hi dear colleagues,
Right now, we are looking for a way to optimize our built-in catheter change warning option, and we'd love to hear what you think about it. Is there anything that you would like to change about the current catheter change warning option? 

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
  • IDEXX SmartFlow
  • Mar 15 2018
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  • Ben Nitschke commented
    4 Apr, 2018 03:13am

    I think that this is one of our more under utilised features mostly because of the steps involved in adding the catheter edit > menu > IV catheter. If we can find a way to make it easier to record the catheter information I think this will help. Perhaps when adding a fluid onto the flowsheet a pop-up prompt could appear saying "Would you like to record IV catheter information?".

    In addition not every clinic changes a catheter after 3 days so being able to customise when the reminder appears would be great! This could be done either by a hospital wide default setting in the settings area or perhaps as each IV catheter is added there is an option for "Catheter replacement reminder in x days".


    I also think that being able to record multiple catheters is a feature request that clinics have wanted for a while.

  • Stacey Ness commented
    3 Apr, 2018 10:35pm

    Would love the ability to add more catheters! Sometimes we have two or more we would like to track with this feature.

    Also - would like a place to put tech's initials or other info - an optional free type area next to the info?