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How do I open an episode for a patient?

In WriteUpp, the opening of episodes is taken care of for you. When you register a new patient, the Active Patient button will be grey for them, indicating there is no open episode of care yet:

When you go to create an assessment, note, attachment or document for a patient, the Active Patient button will change to orange. This indicates that an episode has been opened for the patient:

To close an episode for a patient, you will need to discharge them. When a patient is discharged, the Active Patient button will turn black for them, indicating that the episode of care has been closed:

This will remain closed until you create another note, assessment or document for the patient, at which point a new episode will be created. The Active Patient button will turn orange again.

If you wish to view the details of each episode, go to the Patient Summary and click on the Episodes tab. Here you will be able to see the status of each episode along with the date of creation, the creator and the date of discharge if it has been closed. Clicking on the name of an episode will take you to a screen where you can view a summary of the episode and edit the title or add a description:

Updated on: 18/05/2023

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