Overview

To use the Skills Tracker, go to the Shifts tab and click on the Skills & Pt. Care link.

The Skills & Patient Care section of Fisdap is where you can document skills, patient encounters, and fill out skill sheets and evaluations.

This Skills & Patient Care page lists all of your shifts and will grow to include your entire internship. The shift list is organized in chronological order, but you can always sort based on shift type (lab, clinical, or field), dates, attendance, or pending shifts, using the Filters drop-down menu.

At a glance, the shift list page will tell you how many patient contacts have been entered (and, eventually, when shifts have been audited, completed, locked, with documents attached, preceptor signoff, and if you have any comments). If you scroll down to the bottom of the shift list page, you’ll see a snapshot of your hours report, patient care report, and attendance report.

Use the Message button to send a message to your instructor, or to make a note. This is a great feature to use in case your shift is locked, and you still need to communicate with your instructor. Click on the message button , add the comment, and click Save. You also have the option to email your comment to an educator by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Educators. If you have a message, you will see a number on the message button on the Skills & Patient Care page. 

 

Shift List

At a glance, the shift list page will tell you how many patient contacts have been entered (and, eventually, when shifts have been completed and if you have any comments). If you scroll down to the bottom of the shift list page, you’ll see a snapshot of your hours report, patient care report, and attendance report.

If you’re looking at a blank shift list on the Skills & Patient Care page, there are a few first steps you can take:

  • Watch the tutorial to familiarize yourself with how the Skills Tracker works. The video will cover much of the same information included here.
  • Add a shift. Look for the Add Shift buttons at the top of the page. Tell Fisdap where, when and how long your shift is so that you can proceed to document what you did on the shift. Some schools do not authorize students to quick add shifts. If you do not see the Add Shift buttons, you do not have permission to add a shift.
      
  • Make sure that al of the information for the shift is accurate. 

Shift List Tutorial

Shift List Tutorial from Fisdap on Vimeo.

 

My Shift Page

Once you have shifts added or scheduled, you can begin documenting data for the shift. You will only be able to add data for a shift that has already occurred.

  1. From the main Skills & Patient Care page, choose the shift you want to update with your patient care documentation.
  2. Click anywhere in the shift row to advance to the My Shift page.

From the My Shift page, you can do a number of different tasks:

  • If you need to make any changes to the Site, Base, Date, Start Time, or Duration of a shift, click the Pencil icon .
    • If you have not yet gone on the shift, you can use the Map it tool to get directions to your shift.
  • Lock the shift, but only once all your information is complete because this action cannot be reversed without an instructor's help.
  • Click on the View the Detailed Shift Report link to see a summary of all the data entered for the shift.
  • Add a run for a field shift or a patient assessment for a lab or clinical shift.
  • Utilize the Quick Added Skills form (for clinical and lab shifts only). With Quick Added Skills, it is very easy to document the skills you practiced in the lab. And if you’re on a clinical shift where you did not perform any patient assessments, you can simply quick add skills you did perform instead. With Quick Added Skills, you will also be able to mark if the skill was successful as well as quickly duplicate skill entries.
  • Enter an evaluation to assess your shift. You can complete one of our standard evaluations, such as a preceptor evaluation, self-evaluation, or site evaluation.

 

Skills & Patient Care Documentation

To document patient contacts, click on the Add Patient button . Follow the directions and document all of the required fields. You will not be able to lock your shift if there are missing required fields. 

All data collected here will be linked to your graduation report. It is very important to check the correct boxes and be very accurate while documenting your patient contact. 

Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind for the Patient Care Form:

  • All data is automatically saved as you type to minimize any data loss if you get interrupted.
  • Check boxes mean you can choose more than one option.
  • Circular (radio) buttons mean you can choose only one of the presented options.
  • You only need to enter information that’s required or pertinent to your patient care report. Be thorough and complete, but you may skip non-required information.
  • The diamond Diamond icon identifies sections where you can earn credit towards your NSC goals.
  • Wherever you see the evaluation symbol Evaluation icon, you have the option to enter an eval about that particular skill or patient assessment.
  • In the Interventions section, you can click on any of the tabs to add information.
    • Be sure to check the I performed this treatment box to indicate if you performed the skill or intervention so that you get proper credit for it.
    • Use the duplicate tool Duplicate tool icon to quickly add identical vitals or treatments.
    • If you delete something Delete icon, you will have the immediate option to undo. If you do not click undo, the deletions will be permanent (see picture under Quick Add Skills).
    • Use the drag and drop feature to rearrange the interventions in their correct order.

 

Lab Shift Tutorial

Lab Shift Tutorial from Fisdap on Youtube.

 

Clinical Shift Tutorial

Clinical Shift Tutorial from Fisdap on Vimeo.

 

Field Shift Tutorial

Field Shift Tutorial from Fisdap on Vimeo.

 

Narrative

If your school requires Narratives with your patient contact, you will find the Narrative option next to your Patient Care.

You can select Next at the bottom right corner of your Patient Care page, after documenting your patient assessment, or simply clicking on Narrative (#2).

Your instructor can provide further instructions about how much detail they are expecting from you in the narrative section.

 

Quick Add Skills

For Clinical and Field Shifts where skills were performed independently of patient assessments, students can simply Quick Add Skills that they performed or observed instead. With Quick Add Skills, you can mark if the skill was successful and rapidly duplicate skill entries. Your program has the option to turn off Quick Add Skills, so don’t be alarmed if you do not see this option.

  1. Go to the shift data you want to add or edit.
  2. From the shift page, go to the Quick Add Skills section and begin adding the data: select a skill, add interventions performed or observed, indicate if the skill was successfully performed or not.
  • Click the duplicate icon  to repeat the skill.
  • Click the delete icon  to remove the skill.
  • Click the Eval icon  to add a Skills Sheet & Evaluation.

 

Add Attachment

To better document your shift, you can upload important documents. 

Click the Add Attachment button  and upload a file from your computer. You can name your file, choose a category for your attachment, and make notes. Avoid including patient information that could violate HIPAA. 

 

Lab Practice

Lab practice items are preset by your program.  Your instructors will determine which skills they’d like you to practice in the Lab, and how many peer and instructor checkoffs you need. You can view your goals from the Lab goals widget, which is found at the top of every Lab Shift page and the MyFisdap Dashboard.

To add a Lab Practice item, select +Lab Practice Item from the dropdown menu.

If a skill sheet is attached, the student or instructor needs to fill out an entire skill sheet. If an item does not have a skill sheet attached, the student or instructor will be prompted to record the evaluator and result (pass/fail). These options depend on the program's settings.

When working with a partner, you can click the add partner button to add another student. Your partner will need to use his/her login and password when using this feature to get credit for the Lab Practice Item documented.

 

Eval 

You can fill out many evals (short for "evaluation") for each of your shifts. Fisdap provides evaluation forms for team lead, preceptors, and sites. Evals serve as a way for you to give a qualitative assessment of your shift.

Also, particularly in the lab environment, you can fill out evals for all the NREMT skill sheets. In other words, online documentation for all the skill stations you practice in the lab.

To fill out an eval:

  1. Go to the Shift Evalutation section of your My Shift page.
  2. Select the eval you want to enter and click Go.
  3. The eval will pop up in a new window.
  4. Complete the eval as directed and save by clicking Submit and close.

 

Preceptor sign off

Fisdap offers electronic preceptor sign off. This tool gives your preceptors the opportunity to verify the shift and patient information as well as provide a quick evaluation. You can also complete a self-evaluation. Your preceptor will receive directions from your instructors about how to sign off, but you can expect that the preceptor will either type in their unique Fisdap username and password or give their electronic signature.

 

Lock Shifts

To signal that you’re finished documenting information for your shift, click on the Lock Shift button in one of two places:

  1. Lock a shift from the My Shift page, which you can get or return to from the main Skills & Patient Care shift list page.
  2. Lock a shift from the Detailed Shift Report, which you can get to by clicking on the Detail Shift Report next to Map it. 

Once you lock a shift, you cannot change any of the information. However, until you lock a shift, you will not receive credit for it.

Locked shifts will be marked with a lock symbol Lock icon on your main shift list page.

 

Late Data

Each program has the option to customize their late data settings, so your school may be different, but many schools use the Fisdap-recommended 72-hour deadline for shift data entry. Fisdap will send a reminder 24 hours before your shift data is due. We will aslo send you a warning notification once your shift data deadline has passed and your data is considered late. Your instructors will also be notified.

To guarantee you get your shift data completed on time, you must lock your shift when you are finished entering all the information.