SigmaMD's macros have a unique feature – they can be nested within each other. This nested structure boosts flexibility and allows for more sophisticated documentation. Here are some example on how you can harness this feature:
- Creating Composite Notes: Think about the segments of a SOAP note – Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan. Each can be predefined as its own macro. You can then craft a master macro that integrates all these individual components. With a single command, you can generate a comprehensive SOAP note.
- Virtual Visit Disclaimer: Create a macro that incorporates essential details specific to virtual visits – like a disclaimer stating the limitations of a virtual consultation, or any other pertinent information. This macro can then be nested in the footer of different note templates, ensuring that all virtual consultations carry a consistent and comprehensive footer, adding clarity and professionalism to your documentation.
Precautions to Consider
The power of nested macros is undeniable, but it comes with responsibilities:
- Avoid Overloading: Refrain from designing macros that produce exceedingly lengthy texts. As a guideline, avoid outputs that exceed the character limit.
- Steer Clear of Loops: Ensure that your macros don't cyclically reference each other, as this can lead to confusion and potential errors in your documentation.
When used strategically, nested macros can amplify the efficiency and personalization of your note-taking process, making documentation swift and precise.