Emergency Dept Generic/Predefined Patients
abdominal pain
abnormal vital signs, severe pain
altered level of consciousness
back pain
chest pain, SOB, arrhythmia, syncope
conscious sedation
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dizzyness, lightheadedness, presyncope
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ED: abnormal vital signs, severe pain
ED: altered level of consciousness
ED: dizzyness, lightheadedness, presyncope
ED: seizure
ED: sepsis screening
ED: stroke (acute ischemic) "golden hour"
eye problem
fever, hypothermia
fractured/injured extremity
generalized weakness
GI bleed
Hallux valgus
Hernie inguinale
high blood pressure
medication refill
pediatric patient
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psych emergency
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sepsis screening
severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
significant trauma
skin care/dermatology
stroke (acute ischemic) "golden hour"
vaginal bleed/pregnancy

Why Generic Patients?

  • Especially in fast-paced units such as Emergency Departments where turnover is quick and stays are brief, there is not time to setup each new patient in the app. Instead, you can select the type of patient (e.g. Abdominal Pain, Abnormal Vital Signs, Back Pain, Constipation, etc.) from a menu of "Generic Patients". The patient is then created in the app with the appropriate protocol and the setup process is completed with just two or three clicks.

  • In an ED, most visits are for about two dozen reasons, thus about two dozen pre-defined Generic Patients suffice. However, it is easy to create more when they are needed.

  • Recall that NurseMind is a to-do list not a medical record. Thus, it is okay -- even desirable, for economy of effort -- to reuse Generic Patient records. It is only the to-do list that is being reused, not medical data about the patient.