- Title - Records the title of the test item.
Tapping on the label of this item will display a list of
test templates available for entry. Within this Test
Template list floater, one may also create and edit
their own test templates.
- Date - Records the date of the test item.
- entry area - Test data appears here in either text or
"fields" form (above example is a fields-style test).
Scroll arrows within this area scroll through this test's
data if all data cannot fit within one screen.
- next/previous - Jumps to the next/previous test with
the same title as this test.
Template list floater
The Test Template list floater is accessed by tapping on
the "Title" label of any test module. The floater displays a
list of all test templates currently available to Palmedic.
The Palmedic Installer has the ability to load a set of test
templates for use within Palmedic; otherwise, new test
templates may be created by tapping on the New button within
the Test Template list floater and accessing the Test
Edit a test template by tapping the desired item within
the list. Test templates may be selected for an action by
"checking" them using the check boxes found to the left of
each item. Once selected, tests may be acted upon (deleted,
etc.) by seleting an action from the router envelope
displayed below the list, or may be entered as new tests
into a patient's record by tapping the close 'X' and closing
the floater. In order to close the floater without entering
any tests into a patient's record, one must uncheck every
test template item before tapping the close 'X'. More than
one test template may be acted upon/entered at one time.
There are two types of test templates, both of which can
be edited in the Test Template editor. The 'Text' test
template presents the user with a lined entry area in which
text, sketches, shapes, etc. can be entered. Closing the
Test Template editor window saves the text template so that
upon selection of this template for a new test, the entered
text/objects appear in the new test.
The second type of test template is the fields test
template. Selecting the "Fields" radio button at the bottom
of the Test Template editor window changes the template type
to fields and presents the user with a non-lined area in
which to enter fields.
Tapping the "Add Field" button at the bottom of the
floater presents the user with the Test
Field editor and allows the entry of a new field. To
edit a field, one simply taps on the field within the Test
Template editor, and the Test Field editor is opened
allowing for the editing of that field. One may change the
order of fields within the view by dragging fields to the
The Test Field editor allows for the entry/editing of
field information. The information which is editable
includes a field's label (the bolded portion of a field that
appears before the entry line), the range (high and low
values for the field allowing Palmedic to alert the user
when a value is out of range), and field type (input or
An "Input" field simply presents the user with a blank in
which to enter a number. A "Calculation" field uses the
formula entered in the Test Field editor to determine the
field's value. For example, the formula entered above will
take the value from the Na input field, K input field, Glu
input field, and BUN input field to determine the value of
the Osm calculation field.
the Tests plug-in
NOTE: This plug-in is
included in the Plug-in data package distributed with
Palmedic v2.3. There is no need to install it if you have
the PData.pkg installed.