The last time we talked about using saved programs or protocols as a way to generate generic programs. There is another, potentially faster to do this using patient records. Here’s how:
First, set up a “patient” by entering the name of the generic program where you would put the patient’s last name. (Note that there is a limit of 50 characters for this field.) If you have a system in place where generic programs have a short ID, you could enter that in the Chart Number field to give you something to search for later.
In the example above, the title for the program is “Generic Program” (creative, huh?) and I’ve also given it an ID of “GP0001” so that I can search using this ID.
Next, prepare the program like you would with any patient. This program is going to be left or right specific – so you may want to do one for the left and one for the right if there and unidirectional exercises included. When you are done selecting exercises, click the Save/Print/Email button. The system might complain if you have asked to send an email (there is not email address to send it to) but you can ignore than and click Continue.
Now, when you want to give a patient a generic handout, you click on the Find a Patient button and search for your program name or chart number if you included one of those. When you see the program in the list, click on it and then click OK when it asks if you want to load the prior program.
Now, click the Save/Print/Email button and then print the program.