Enter patient vital signs

You can enter the patient's vital signs – weight, and temperature, pulse, and respiration rate (TPR) either through a new or draft consultation, on the Vitals tab on the patient’s record, or through the patient quicklist.

When you enter a patient’s vital signs through a new or draft consultation, the vital signs can be viewed on:

  • the consultation
  • the Vitals tab

Note: The patient weight can also be viewed on the patient quicklist

The default weight unit - imperial (lbs) or metric (kg) - is determined by what your practice selected when you signed up for Neo. As needed, you can select a different weight unit upon entering a patient weight.

All vital signs are optional fields to provide you with flexibility when recording patient information.

You can also edit the patient’s vital signs from the Vitals tab if you need to correct the recorded information, including the date entered.

 

Enter patient vital signs from a consultation:

  1. Search for and select the patient.
  2. To start a new consultation, click Create Consultation.
    OR
    To use an existing draft consultation, click the Consults tab, and click the consultation ID to open the draft consultation for editing.
  3. Enter the patient vital signs, as needed:
    • Weight - Enter the weight in the Weight box up to 4 decimals. Then review or update the weight units, as needed
    • Temp - Enter the temperature in the Temp box up to 1 decimal.
    • Pulse - Enter the pulse in the Pulse box as a whole number.
    • Resp - Enter the respiration rate in the Resp box as a whole number.
  4. Update the consultation, as needed.
  5. Click Save.

Note: The weight will display on the Vitals tab and the patient quicklist after you click Save. The vitals can be edited:

  • from the consultation until the consultation has been closed. 
  • from the Vitals tab at any time. See Edit patient vitals from the Vitals tab at the end of this article to learn how.

Enter patient vital signs from the patient Vitals tab:

  1. Search for and select the patient.
  2. Click the Vitals 
  3. Click +Add Vitals.
  4. Review or update the date, as needed.
  5. Enter the patient vital signs, as needed:
    • Weight - Enter the weight in the Weight box up to 4 decimals. Then review or update the weight units, as needed.Temp - Enter the temperature in the Temp box up to 1 decimal.
    • Pulse - Enter the pulse in the Pulse box as a whole number.
    • Resp - Enter the respiration rate in the Resp box as a whole number.
  6. Click the green check to save. Vitals signs entered are saved to the patient's Vitals tab.
    Or click the red X to cancel.

Enter patient vital signs from the patient quicklist:

  1. In the quicklist, click the patient's previous weight. The patient record opens to the Vitals
  2. Click +Add Vitals.
  3. Review or update the date, as needed.
  4. Enter the patient vital signs, as needed:
    • Weight - Enter the weight in the Weight box up to 4 decimals. Then review or update the weight units, as needed.
    • Temp - Enter the temperature in the Temp box up to 1 decimal.
    • Pulse - Enter the pulse in the Pulse box as a whole number.
    • Resp - Enter the respiration rate in the Resp box as a whole number.
  5. Click the green check to save. Vitals signs entered are recorded to the patient's history.
    Or click the red X to cancel.

 For vital signs entered through a consultation, the consultation ID where the weight was entered will display as a clickable link under the date on the Vitals tab. Click the consultation ID to view the consultation.

 

Edit patient vital signs from the Vitals tab

When you edit patient vital signs associated with a consultation from the Vitals tab, the vitals signs will also be updated on the consultation regardless of the consultation status. 

  1. Search for and select the patient.
    OR
    Click the patient’s weight in the patient quicklist.
  2. Locate the row that has the vitals record you want to update.
  3. Click the menu button and select Edit.
  4. Review or update the date or vitals, as needed.
  5. Click the green check to save.
    Or click the red X to cancel.