Creating a Visual Assessment
Visual assessments can be completed for each stage of a patients care, to record the recovery process.
A visual image of the patients burn injury can be recorded, including severity of burn, date, description notes and keyword, the visual assessment will calculate and record the total burn surface area.
There is also a Visual Assessment within the Burns section of the iBID Record.
Click on the new Visual Assessment button or New Visual Assessment on the Navigation Bar.
A visual assessment diagram based on the Lund & Browder chart will open.
Although the diagram shows the outline of an adult the Burn Surface area will be calculated according to the age of the patient.
The Patients Name, NHS Number, Gender, Date of birth, age and Postcode will be displayed above the diagram.
Enter the Date of assessment in to the Date/Time box by using the drop down calendar or free typing.
Enter the days post injury in to the box provided.
Enter the Title of the injury i.e "Burn to Right Arm".
Enter any notes regarding the injury in the Notes Box.
Select the depth of burn to from Superficial or Deep Dermal
Select the Brush or Fill Tool from the Visual Assessment toolbar.
The combined Superficial and deep dermal TBSA will be filled in and displayed on the Navigation Bar to the left, and on the Status bar at the bottom of the screen as the injury is mapped.
Keywords can be added to the visual assessment to enable the user to search for patient specifics.
Enter the Key Word or sentence followed by a comma, for instance " Left Leg," will be displayed as - Left Leg X in the keywords box.
Patent information is displayed on the status bar.
Burn Injury TBSA | burn depth and tool currently selected | body area last selected | Patient Gender, age and date of birth.
For further information please see Viewing a Visual Assessment