Using the Consults Package with Clinical Procedures 55
Windows Quick Start 56
Introduction 58 56
Package Reference 94
General Service User Menu 94
Consult Status 102
Notifications about Consults and Requests 139
The Consult/Request Tracking User Manual provides descriptions of Consults’ options and other information required to effectively use the Consult/Request Tracking package (or Consults).
This manual is for people who use the Consults package in the course of their hospital duties, including:
Care providers: doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and therapists who make or service requests for consultations on patients.
Clerical staff, who assist the above-mentioned people.
Quality Assurance and management, who have an interest in seeing that VA patients receive the best possible care.
Consults functionality is available from a Windows interface (GUI—Graphical User Interface) on a PC workstation or from a roll-and-scroll List Manager (LM) interface on a traditional CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) terminal or terminal emulation software on a PC workstation.
You can pull out parts of this manual, such as the User Introduction to GUI section or thePackage Operation section, to use for unit training or reference. General parts of this manual, such as the Package Orientation section, have been written with examples from Consults to make the general information more meaningful to this application.