Ardens has created a COVID Screening Template to support Reception staff in capturing initial COVID screening information before a patient attends for a face-to-face appointment.


Locating the COVID Screening Template 

Access the relevant patient record and click on the Add button on the EMIS ribbon, followed by Data Using Template option.


This will open the Template Picker screen. If you have accessed any templates before, these will display to the left of the screen.


Type ‘COVID Screening’ in the search field and click on the magnify glass icon (alternatively you can click on the Ardens folder on the right-hand side > Reception/Admin Templates folder).


 The results will return the COVID Screening (Reception Admin) template (if you are unable to locate the template, check with your Practice Manager/IT Manager that this is activated in the background).


Select the template and click on OK to open.


Capturing Data Using the Template

When you launch the template, you may be presented with the 'Consultation Properties' screen, here you may wish to change the Consultation Type


The Template Information page, will not be visited often but does include a link to the Ardens Support Desk if you have a query.


Select the Screening Questions page and record the relevant answers from the drop-down fields.




Please note it is mandatory to complete all questions, you will be unable to save the template and will see a warning pop up if you have missed any.

Tick the relevant box to record whether the patient has answered NO to all questions, or YES to any.

If the patient has answered YES to any of the screening questions it is advisable to inform the clinician.

Once the template is complete ensure you save the information using the Save Template option. 


If you require any further assistance on the process above, please contact Ardens support on: