Have you noticed a mistake in an entry within a drop down menu or that somebody has inadvertently added an entry multiple times with slightly different wording? As time goes on it’s not unusual that some of the customisable lists within your database may have become unwieldy and require a clean up. If your database is guilty, fear not, the damage can easily be undone.
Before you begin
Before you jump in and begin vigorously ‘tidying up’ any and all drop down menus within your database, it's worthwhile ensuring you discuss your plans with your colleagues. It’s a good idea to come to a consensus on common terminology everyone will use going forward and make sure staff are aware the lists are being updated. If an item is inadvertently removed that should have been retained there is no ‘undo’ button, instead the entry would need to be manually re-added so it’s best to exercise some caution before taking the plunge.
Although there are plenty of drop down menus in Genie, there are different methods used to remove items from these. The following method is for the menus that don't have any other option to delete items, such as trash cans. Once reviewing the areas surrounding the menu, if you cannot see an alternative way to remove an item that you have added, you should then attempt to use the Alt + Click method.
The method used to remove items from customizable drop down menus within Genie is referred to as the ‘Alt + Click method’. To utilise this method you will need to have the required window on display (e.g. clinical window if you’re editing your current problems drop down list) and hold down the Alt/Option key on your keyboard. Keeping this held down, select the drop down menu and choose the item you wish to delete. Release the Alt/Option key and the next time you view this menu, this item should no longer appear.
There are many drop down menus in Genie that can be added to and deleted from. The following list is just some of the common places where this method is used.
From the clinical window
- QuickScript menu
- Current Problems
- Past History
- Procedures menu
- Indication menu
- Procedure Type
- Laboratory menu
- Reason menu
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