Note: The vitals monitor integration feature is available for practices that have Oral Surgery features enabled.
Once a vital monitor is configured with Sensei Cloud, you can use it to record vitals in the anesthesia record from the patient's Clinical Chart (EMR). See How to Set Up Vitals Monitor Integration for more information.
To use a vitals monitor to record a patient's vital information during surgery:
- From the Patient tab, select Clinical > Clinical Chart (EMR).
- From the Add to Chart drop-down list, select Anesthesia Record. The Anesthesia Record is displayed.
Note: The patient must have an appointment with at least one procedure in order to select Anesthesia Record.
- From the Surgery Vitals tab of the Anesthesia Record, click Time Out.
- Review the information, and then click Time Out Reviewed.
- Scroll to the Vitals section.
- Select Monitor to use a monitor to record vitals.
- Use the Select Monitor drop-down list to select a monitor to record vitals from (all connected monitors for your practice are listed). The selected monitor status is displayed as Connected.
--You are unable to select a monitor if it is currently in use.
--Only monitors that are connected to a Connected PC that is registered to the practice location you are currently logged into are available for selection.
--If the device (monitor) is not available for selection, ensure that the computer that it is connected to is on, the IoT software is running, and the computer is registered as a Connected PC for your location.
--If the device status shows as "Disconnected", then ensure that it is powered on and physically connected to the Connected PC.
- Click Start to begin recording the patient's vitals. The Recording Status is displayed as Recording, a Start Time is displayed. The time elapsed is also displayed under Total while the monitor is connected.
The Vitals information is pulled from the monitor and populates the Event Log every five minutes. The vitals entries may include items such as blood pressure, SpO2, pulse, ETCO2, and respiration.
- While recording, you can also navigate to other areas within the Anesthesia Record and perform actions such as entering drugs/gases used.
- When you are finished recording the patient's vital signs, click Stop. The Recording Status changes to Not Recording, and the stop time is recorded.
- Finish filling out the Anesthesia Record, and click Update Record. The information is saved.
Note: You can return to any of the previous tabs to edit or enter additional information as needed. See How to Create an Anesthesia Record and How to Record a Patient's Vital Signs Using a Connected Monitor for more information.