What do ‘on-duty’ and ‘off-duty’ mean?

The on-duty indicator helps teams collaborate

When you login and logout, users can choose to set themselves on-duty an off-duty.

When logging-in, the system will ask: “Would you like to set yourself on-duty?”

When logging-out, the system allows you to tick a box that says “Automatically set yourself off-duty?”.

This helps other users to know whether you are actively working.

By default, users who are on-duty are listed at the top of the Team Members tab.

Users who are off-duty can be responsible for patients

Being off-duty does not restrict your activity within CAREFUL.

Users who are off-duty not restricted. They can still manage patients, send and receive handover, be assigned and complete actions. Administrators and Team Owners have the same privileges.

This makes sense, for instance, when a senior member of staff is ultimately accountable for a group of patients, but is not actually at work. Also, for outpatient teams who may manage patients only during working hours, their responsibility may not be handled over at the end of the day. They may therefore be off-duty, but still responsible for the patient.

Shift workers are usually not responsible for patients when off duty

For shift workers, it makes more sense for users to complete a handover of all their patients before logging-off and setting themselves off-duty. When they are next on-duty, they can login, set themselves on-duty within CAREFUL and then accept handover from the outgoing team.

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