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Click on the menu bar to access important program functions and help.  Keyboard shortcuts are also available for the more frequently used functions.

 

File menu

Discharge by date

Keyboard shortcut (none)

Function: Discharge patients by date (move to inactive database).

Database maintenance

Keyboard shortcut: (none)

Function: Perform routine maintenance on the database tables.  Because this function is so powerful, it is password protected.

Edit database

Because the edit drugs functions are so powerful, they are password protected.

Drug models

Keyboard shortcut: (none)

Function: Add/edit/delete drug models. his function allows you to customize the pharmacokinetic drug models to fit your patient population(s).

Physicians

Keyboard shortcut:  (none)

Function: Add/edit/delete physicians.  This function allows you to manage physicians in the M.D. database

Users

Keyboard shortcut: (none)

Function: Add/edit/delete users. This function allows you to manage those who are authorized to have access to the program.

Pack tables

Keyboard shortcut: (none)

Function: Pack database tables, a routine database maintenance function.  Should be performed at least monthly, as a routine preventative maintenance to prevent loss of data.

Population analysis

Keyboard shortcut: none

Function: Analyze drug models from your saved patient data.

 

Settings

Keyboard shortcut: none

Function: Edit program settings for all users.

Log out

Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+O

Function:  Quickly log out without exiting the Kinetics program.  This feature, along with a strict PC security policy will help you comply with HPIAA.

Exit

Keyboard shortcut: (none)

Function: Exit the APK© program

 

Print menu

Print consult form

Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+P

Function: Print consult form

Please note: until a dose and interval has been correctly entered, the Print options are disabled.

Print monitoring form

Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+M

Function: Print monitoring form

Print patient list

Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+L

Function: Print list of active patients

Reports

Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+R

Function: Print database reports

 

View menu

DripCharts

Keyboard shortcut: (none)

Function: Shell out to the RxKinetics program DripCharts, a separate program which must be installed separately.

Graph

Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+G

Function: View serum level graph of current dosage regimen

Please note: until a dose and interval has been correctly entered, the View Graph option is disabled.

History of consults

Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+V

Function: View previous consults for the current patient.

 

Tools menu

Calculate hold time

Keyboard shortcut: none

Function: Calculate hold time, the time it takes for serum level to fall from a starting level to a target level.

Please note: until a dose and interval has been correctly entered, this option is disabled.

Evaluate dose by weight

Keyboard shortcut: none

Function: Display the current dose in mg/kg and mg/kg/day.

Please note: until a dose and interval has been correctly entered, this option is disabled.

Levels scheduler

Keyboard shortcut: none

Function: Calculate date/time that levels should be scheduled.

Please note: until a dose and interval has been correctly entered, this option is disabled

PK/PD parameters

Keyboard shortcut: none

Function: Calculate PK / PD parameters.

Please note: until a dose and interval has been correctly entered, this option is disabled.

Point prediction

Keyboard shortcut:  (none)

Description: Predict serum level at a specific point in the chosen dosage regimen.

Tweaker

Keyboard shortcut: none

Function: Tweak Vd and or Kel.

Please note: until a dose and interval has been correctly entered, this option is disabled.

 

Help menu

About

Keyboard shortcut: (none).

Function: Displays program version and email link to the author.

Check for updates

Keyboard shortcut: (none).

Function: Check for and download updates from the RxKinetics web site

Documentation

Keyboard shortcut: (none)  press the F1 to display a context-aware help topic.

Function: View the table of contents for this help file.

Technical support

Keyboard shortcut: (none).

Function: Provide links to various technical support option:

APK Frequently Asked Questions on our web site
APK documentation
Quick start guide
APK demonstration movies on our web site
Pharmacokinetics review course on our web site
Email technical support

 

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