The AL Advantage Team has added the ability to track and create reports for resident bowel movements, as well as fluid intake and output.
BOWEL MOVEMENT TRACKING:
This new feature can be accessed with the following steps:
Step 1 – Select the appropriate resident from the “Find a Resident” drop-down menu
Step 2 – Click on the “RESIDENTS” Button at the top of the screen
Step 3 – Click on the “LOGS” tab
Step 4 – Click on the “BM TRACKING” button
NOTE: When the next screen comes up, you’ll choose the “ADD BM DATA” button to add new information OR select “EDIT INFO” to correct a previously created entry. (see below)
Step 5 – After clicking on the “ADD BM DATA” button, a new line will appear with only the date. Click on the “EDIT INFO” button to add more information.
Step 6 – Enter all relevant data in the new fields. Today’s date is automatically populated in the “DATE MEASURED” field, but can be changed, if entering information from a previous day.
Step 7 – Always be sure to click on the “SAVE” button to save your data. If an entry was made in error, it can be deleted here too.
Step 8 – When finished entering and saving information, click on the “RETURN” button to get back to the previous screen.
BOWEL MOVEMENT REPORT:
The BM Report can be accessed with these steps:
Step 1 – Choose the “REPORTS” button at the top of the screen.
Step 2 – Click on the “ROSTERS” tab in the “REPORTS” module.
Step 3 – Click on the “BM REPORT” button.
Step 4 – When the “BM REPORT” pop-up screen is open, select any appropriate fields in the top line to filter your report results based on UNIT TYPE, ROOM NUMBER range or LAST NAME (in the “SORT BY” drop-down menu.
Step 5 – Click on the “RUN REPORT” button in the top right corner
Step 6 – After the report has run, you can scroll through the pages by typing in the page number that you want or clicking on the forward or backward arrows above the words “Bowel Movements”.
Step 7 – You can also use the “FIND” and “NEXT” field to search for a particular word in the report. Type the word in the field, then click “FIND“.
To see if there are more instances of the same word, click the word “NEXT“.
Each time you click on “NEXT” it will take you to the next occurrence of the word that you’re searching for, until a message pops up that says “The entire report has been searched”
Step 8 – If you would like to save the report to your computer or for printing later, click on the dropdown arrow next to the “save” symbol. Select either “EXCEL”, “PDF” or “WORD” for the type of file that will be created.
NOTE: Most reports work best in EXCEL if you would like to be able to sort and filter the content.
Step 9 – When finished working with the report, click on the “RETURN” button to get back to the previous screen.
We hope this is a helpful addition to your senior care toolbox.