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The basic steps to create a drip chart are:
1. Enter patient data
To enter a new patient: click the "New" icon on the data bar to clear the current patient data. Then enter the patient data: name, room, age, sex, and weight.
2. Select drug
To retrieve a drug: click the drop down selector on the drug input to display a list of available drugs. Then click the drug name to select it.
To enter an unlisted drug: click the "New" icon on the data bar to clear the current drug data. Then enter the drug data: name, amount, unit, volume, solution, volume.
3. Preview drip chart
Click the "View" icon on the data bar to preview the drip chart. Before printing you may change the dosage display and chart type.
4. Print drip chart
Click the "Print" button to create a hard copy of the drip chart.
Click the "Close" button to return to the main window.