Creating a Session Note Template
Session Note templates allow you to create predefined note templates that include anything from text inputs and drop-down boxes through to body charts or drawings, designed for use during your appointments. Already have a note template, but not sure how to use it? This article covers how to make a Session Note from a template. You can create and manage note templates by going to Tools → Note Templates.
Creating a New Note Template
- Click + New Note Template.
- Begin designing your note template by adding sections and fields to the note using the + Add Field and + Add Section buttons. You have the ability to add varying fields to the note (each of these fields is explained below). A note template is comprised of sections and fields.
- Once happy with the template click ✓ Save Template.
1) When you're creating or editing a Session Note template you can preview how the template will look when either: using the template to create a note for a client ( Data Entry Mode); or how the template will look once it has been saved to a client's record (Data View Mode).
2) When Printing Session Notes, if you have uploaded your Logo when setting up your Invoices: Setup > Configuration > Invoices - your Logo will appear on printed session notes
We recommend you always click Save Changes before navigating to something else. If you don't, however, you'll be prompted if you want to bring back any unsaved changes to your Online Forms;
Understanding the Fields
Single Line: A simple, one-line text line designed to ask questions during the appointment, and space to input the client's response.
Multiple Lines: Similar to the text input, but used in situations where you will be writing more text into the field (ie. multiple paragraphs).
Switch: A toggle option (that is either active or inactive). Generally used for questions that can either be answered with a Yes or No or True or False response. Enabling the Field Default Value means it will stay Yes or True unless toggled.
Choose Multiple Values: Used to create fields with responses already populated, presented as either a series of toggles or a drop-down box depending on your preference. When using this option you would be able to select as many options as you like when completing a note (ie. 'choose all that apply').
Choose one Value: Similar to the Multiple Options field, except only one of the options can be selected at a time (ie. 'Yes', 'No', 'N/A').
Drawing: This field allows you to upload your own image to be used for drawing and annotation. This is best used for reusable, common tasks such as body charting.
Note: if you are uploading your own images, make sure that they do not exceed the recommended dimensions: maximum Width: 800px; maximum Height: 1000px.
Managing Note Templates
- Clinical-type Notes are created and filed inside Records → Notes and - being of a more sensitive nature - can be restricted to only certain users based on given permissions.
- Admin-type Notes are created and filed inside Admin → Notes and are designed to be used by front-office staff and receptionists/administrators to log telephone calls, emails etc.