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The Blood Bank module displays Blood Bank products and tests contributed from source systems. The Blood Bank module also displays the available Group and Screen information for the patient in the banner below each Blood Bank header.

The Blood Bank module includes three tabs: 

  • Products – Lists blood bank products including product details when selected 
  • Tests – Trends Blood Bank test results 
  • Trend – Displays multiple test results in a timeline

Image highlighting various features of blood bank module

If new Blood Bank results or products are available for the selected visit, the module will be flagged with the orange New Result indicator and a number showing how many new results are available. See the New Results section to learn more about how new results are flagged.

a note icon OLIS data is currently not available in the Blood Bank Module and will not display any product or test information in these views.

To access the Blood Bank module, click the Blood Bank option in the Clinical Modules menu.

 

Products Tab

The Blood Bank: Products module displays blood bank products from source hospital systems. 

a tip icon OLIS does not contribute Blood Bank Products data.

To access the Blood Bank: Products module, click the Products tab. 

The following table provides a summary of some of the key features of the Products view.

Image showing key features of blood bank module tab

Feature Summary

Smart Filter

Text typed in the Smart Filter Search box narrows the list of results to display only those related to text you entered.

In the example above, the Smart Filter Search box was used to narrow the list of blood products to display only Red Cell products. 

Image showing smart filter in blood bank module

All other results were filtered out and do not display in the products list view until the contents of the Smart Filter are cleared.

a tip icon See the Smart Filter section to learn more about filtering results and lists with the Smart Filter tool.

Encounter Type

The Encounter filter is available in select modules and by default, is set to All Regional Encounters in order to view data from provincial repositories.

Options include: 

  • Encounter - Displays information only for the selected encounter or visit.
  • Patient - Displays all information from all Patient encounters from that source hospital system only.
  • All Regional Encounters - Displays data from provincial repositories or all visits across all hospitals available in the portal.

Days Back

options for days back filter in blood module preference setting

The Days Back filter refers to the amount of information presented in the view based on the number of days back from the date of patient discharge. For an admitted in-patient, the Days Back filter refers to the number of days back from the current date (today).

a note icon The Days Back filter in this module is set to 180 days as the default but can be changed to a maximum of ALL. However, the ALL Days Back setting may impact system performance if returning large volumes of data.

a tip icon  Make sure that your Days back is set appropriately to include the available data in that date range. Example: If you’re looking for a result that was completed two weeks ago, and the Days Back is set to 7 days, then you will not be able to see that result.

Group Information Screen

Provides a quick view of Blood Type, Markers, Antibodies, and Antigen test results based on the selected patient’s Medical Record Number (MRN).

 

Viewing Blood Bank: Products Details

To view the details of a listed blood product, click the row of the product to view additional details if available.

Image of blood bank products tab

Depending on your preference settings, Product Detail will either show up to the right of the results list or below the results list.

Click the Close button close button to close the details view and return to the Products list view. 

 

Blood Bank: Products Preferences

Module Preferences are used to customize how you want to view information presented in the module to suit your clinical viewing needs. Preferences need only be set once, and can be easily be updated anytime as your clinical needs change.

The Products view has it’s own set of preferences that can be accessed and configured by clicking the Preferences button preferences button in the module header or through your Global Preferences. 

image of blood bank preference tab

After updating your preference settings, click the Save & Apply button apply button to save your changes.

The following table provides a summary of all available preference settings:

Feature Summary

Default Detail Location

Allows you to set the default location of the Details window: 

  • Bottom –Details are displayed below the results list.
  • Top –Details are displayed to the right of the results list. 

Encounter

The Encounter Type filter is available in select modules and by default, is set to All Regional Encounters in order to view data from provincial repositories.

Options include: 

  • Encounter - Displays information only for the selected encounter or visit.
  • Patient - Displays all information from all Patient encounters from that source hospital system only.
  • All Regional Encounters - Displays data from provincial repositories or all visits across all hospitals available in the portal. 

Days Back

image of days back filter options

The Days Back filter refers to the amount of information presented in the view based on the number of days back from the date of patient discharge. For an admitted in-patient, the Days Back filter refers to the number of days back from the current date (today).

a tip icon  The Days Back filter in this module is set to 180 days as the default but can be changed to a maximum of ALL. However, the ALL Days Back setting may impact system performance if returning large volumes of data.

a tip icon  Make sure that your Days back is set appropriately to include the available data in that date range. Example: If you’re looking for a result that was completed two weeks ago, and the Days Back is set to 7 days, then you will not be able to see that result.

Sort By

Image of sort by options for preference settings

Customizes which column you would prefer your products to be sorted by. 

Remember to also set the Sort Direction (as shown below).

Sort Direction

Image of sort direction options for preference settings

After setting the Sort By column, you can select to sort the data in Ascending or Descending order

a tip icon If the Sort By column uses a date (numeric) field, selecting Descending order will display the most recent order at the top of the Orders list. 

a tip icon If the contents of the Sort By column uses characters A through Z (for example the Order Procedure column) setting the Sort Direction to Ascending will order results alphabetically from A to Z. Setting the Sort Direction to Descending will order results from Z to A.

 

Blood Bank Tests Tab

To access the Blood Bank Tests view, click the Tests tab located above the Blood Bank header. 

The following table provides a summary of some of the key features of the Tests view. 

image of blood bank tests tab

Feature Summary

Smart Filter

Text typed in the Smart Filter Search box narrows the list of results to display only those related to text you entered.

In the example above, the user wanted to narrow the list of results to display only antibody tests with a negative results. This was done by entering anti pos in the Smart Filter search box, which means you only want see information that include both anti AND neg

image of blood bank test tab smart filter

All other results were filtered out and do not display in the Results List view until the contents of the Smart Filter are cleared.

 See the Smart Filter section to learn more about filtering results and lists with the Smart Filter tool.

Encounter Type

The Encounter filter is available in select modules and by default, is set to All Regional Encounters in order to view data from provincial repositories.

Options include: 

  • Encounter - Displays information only for the selected encounter or visit.
  • Patient - Displays all information from all Patient encounters from that source hospital system only.
  • All Regional Encounters - Displays data from provincial repositories or all visits across all hospitals available in the portal.

Days Back Filter

image of days back filter options for preferences

The Days Back filter refers to the amount of information presented in the view based on the number of days back from the date of patient discharge. For an admitted in-patient, the Days Back filter refers to the number of days back from the current date (today).

a tip icon The Days Back filter in this module is set to 180 days as the default but can be changed to a maximum of ALL. However, the ALL Days Back setting may impact system performance if returning large volumes of data.

a tip icon Make sure that your Days back is set appropriately to include the available data in that date range. Example: If you’re looking for a result that was completed two weeks ago, and the Days Back is set to 7 days, then you will not be able to see that result.

Group and Screen Information

Provides a quick view of Blood Type, Markers, Antibodies, and Antigen test results based on the selected patient’s Medical Record Number (MRN).

 

Viewing Blood Bank: Test Detail

To view blood bank test details, click the row of the result you want to display the details view. 

image of blood bank tests details

Depending on your preference settings, Test Detail will either show up to the right of the results list or below the results list.

Click the Close button close button to close the details view and return to the Test Results List.

 

Blood Bank: Test Preferences

Module Preferences are used to customize how you want to view information presented in the Test module to suit your clinical viewing needs. Preferences need only be set once, and can be easily be updated anytime as your clinical needs change.

The Test view has its own set of preferences that can be accessed and configured by clicking the Preferences button preferences button in the module header or through your Global Preferences. 

Image of the blood bank preferences tab

After updating your preference settings, click the Save & Apply button apply button to save your changes.

The following table provides a summary of all available preference settings:

Preference Description

Default Detail Location

Allows you to set the default location of the Details window: 

  • Bottom –Details are displayed below the results list.
  • Top –Details are displayed to the right of the results list. 

Encounter

The Encounter Type dropdown list filters your list of test using the following options:

  • All Regional Encounters – Displays tests from all visits from all contributing source systems. This is the recommended option.
  • Encounter – Displays tests for the selected encounter/visit only.
  • Patient – Displays tests from all patient encounters from the selected source system only

a tip icon  If you’re having issues finding a test, make sure your Encounter is set to All Regional Encounters.

Days Back

image of the days back preference setting options

The Days Back filter controls the amount of information presented in the view based on the number of days back from the date of patient discharge. For an admitted in-patient, the Days Back filter refers to the number of days back from the current date.

a tip icon  The Days Back filter can be changed to a maximum of ALL but this setting may impact system performance if returning large volumes of data.

a tip icon  Make sure that your Days back is set appropriately to include the available data in that date range. Example: If you’re looking for a result that was completed two weeks ago, and the Days Back is set to 7 days, then you will not be able to see that result.

Sort By

image of sort by options in preference setting

Customize which column you would prefer your orders to be sorted by. 

Remember to also set the Sort Direction as shown below.

Sort Direction

image of sort direction options for preferences

After setting the Sort By column, you can select to sort the data in Ascending or Descending order. 

a tip icon If the Sort By column uses a date (numeric) field, selecting Descending order will display the most recent order at the top of the Orders list. 

a tip icon If the contents of the Sort By column uses characters A through Z (for example the Order Procedure column) setting the Sort Direction to Ascending will order results alphabetically from A to Z. Setting the Sort Direction to Descending will order results from Z to A.

 

Trend Tab

To access the Blood Bank Trend view, click the Trend tab located above the Blood Bank header. 

The following table provides a summary of some of the key features of the Trend view.

image of the trend tab

Feature Summary

Trend Order

image of the trend order option for preferences

Lists test result trends from oldest to newest or newest to oldest.

Encounter Type

image of encounter type options for the preferences

The Encounter Type filter is available in select modules and by default, is set to All Regional Encounters in order to view data from provincial repositories.

Options include: 

  • Encounter - Displays information only for the selected encounter or visit.
  • Patient - Displays all information from all Patient encounters from that source hospital system only.
  • All Regional Encounters - Displays data from provincial repositories or all visits across all hospitals available in the portal.

Days Back

Image of the days back option in preference setting

The Days Back filter refers to the amount of information presented in the view based on the number of days back from the date of patient discharge. For an admitted in-patient, the Days Back filter refers to the number of days back from the current date (today).

a tip icon The Days Back filter in this module is set to 180 days as the default but can be changed to a maximum of ALL. However, the ALL Days Back setting may impact system performance if returning large volumes of data.

a tip icon Make sure that your Days back is set appropriately to include the available data in that date range. Example: If you’re looking for a result that was completed two weeks ago, and the Days Back is set to 7 days, then you will not be able to see that result.

Group and Screen Information

Provides a quick view of Blood Type, Markers, Antibodies, and Antigen test results based on the selected patient’s Medical Record Number (MRN).

Result Trend View

All test results are displayed in date stamped column. 

Scrolling left and right allows you to see the progression of test results based on the date the test occurred. 

 

Blood Bank: Trend Preferences

The Trend view has it’s own set of preferences that can be accessed and configured by clicking the Preferences button preferences button in the module header or through your Global Preferences. 

image of blood bank preferences setting tab

After updating your preference settings, click the Save & Apply button apply button to save your changes.

The following table provides a summary of all available preference settings:

Preference Description

Trend Direction

Sorts the date columns by Newest to Oldest or Oldest to Newest.

Encounter

The Encounter Type filter is available in select modules and by default, is set to All Regional Encounters in order to view data from provincial repositories.

Options include: 

  • Encounter - Displays information only for the selected encounter or visit.
  • Patient - Displays all information from all Patient encounters from that source hospital system only.
  • All Regional Encounters - Displays data from provincial repositories or all visits across all hospitals available in the portal.

Days Back

image of days back options in the preferences tab

The Days Back filter refers to the amount of information presented in the view based on the number of days back from the date of patient discharge. For an admitted in-patient, the Days Back filter refers to the number of days back from the current date (today).

a tip icon The Days Back filter in this module is set to 180 days as the default but can be changed to a maximum of ALL. However, the ALL Days Back setting may impact system performance if returning large volumes of data.

a tip icon  Make sure that your Days back is set appropriately to include the available data in that date range. Example: If you’re looking for a result that was completed two weeks ago, and the Days Back is set to 7 days, then you will not be able to see that result.