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Patient data entry

 

Shortcut: Use the Tab key to move between fields instead of clicking the mouse on every input box (this is a Windows convention, you should get used to it).

 

Required data fields:

Patient's name
Attending physician's name
Location (room number).  This field may be left blank.
Age in years.
Height in cm. To enter height in inches, Right Click the mouse.
Weight in kg. To enter weight in pounds, Right Click the mouse.
Gender: Click male or female.
Enter the most recent serum creatinine. To enter SCr in units, Right Click the mouse.
Enter a previous serum creatinine (if available) and the number of days between it and the most recent serum creatinine. This field may be left blank.

 

Creatinine clearance is calculated with the Swartz equation for peds. For adults, the Cockcroft & Gault adjusted body weight equation is the default method. Click the "Other" button to select another CrCl method. The calculated creatinine clearance may be overridden if, for example, the patient has a measured creatinine clearance.

 

Patient data warnings

To help catch potential data input errors, if any patient data is outside normal, it will be displayed in red.

 

Patient data limits

In addition to the patient data warnings, there are absolute patient data limits hard-coded into the program.  If you enter patient data outside of these limits you will be unable to select a drug dosing methodology.

Age

Between 1 day and 110 years

Height

Between 35 and 213 cm

Weight

Between 2 and 250 kg

Creatinine

Between 0.2 and 24 mg%

 

The following age-specific data limits are also enforced.  Once again, if you enter patient data outside of these limits you will be unable to select a drug dosing methodology.

Age 10yrs to adult

Weight: 20-250kg, height: 99-213cm

Age 6 to 9yrs

Weight: 20-250kg, height: 99-213cm

Age 4 to 5yrs

Weight: 5-60kg, height: 50-140cm

Age 2 to3yrs

Weight: 2-40kg, height: 35-115cm

Age 1mo to 1yr

Weight: 2-25kg, height: 35-100cm

Age 1week to 1mo

Weight: 2-14kg, height: 35-75cm

Age < 1week

Weight: 2-10kg, height: 35-65cm

 

 

 

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