Subscribers login on the website to access their account. In their account, they can choose to start a new exam, continue working on an exam, or review a completed exam or report. When starting a new exam, the doctor will first have to input patient information. Then, the examination will begin. The tests will come up, one at a time. The doctor cannot proceed to the next test until an answer has been selected.
There is a help button for each test. If you click this button, 5 help features pop up:
SalutoMetrics uses symbols and abbreviations in the exam. Initially you will need to keep a copy of the legend close by. As you use the program more, you will become less reliant on the legend.
Reflex present; age appropriate
Reflex absent; age appropriate
Reflex present, age inappropriate
Reflex absent; age inappropriate
WNL Within Normal Limits
RTR Re-test Required
DNT Did Not Test
NT Normal tone
Each test has a set of answers. Some are symbols or abbreviations. Subscribers will have the legend and detailed instructions emailed to them when they set up their account.
For each test, there will always be an option to add comments, upload a picture or select “did not test” or “re-test required”.
Once the doctor has completed each test, they will select “complete and grade”. To grade the exam, the doctor will be guided back through the examination, one test at a time. Using the help guide, the doctor will determine and label if the result for each test is a green, yellow or red category.
After grading is complete, the report will be automatically generated. This report will list all the tests with the corresponding results and any comments made. The report can be saved as a PDF to be emailed, printed or attached to any electronic health record.