The Objective is where we start gathering specific details about a patient's medical history. You’ll be able to:

  • Add, edit, or delete vitals

  • Add a physical exam

  • Compare multiple sets of vitals

Add unlimited sets of vitals during a visit. Click the Add Vitals button to log:



Respiratory rate


Weight unit (kg or lb)

Capillary refill time

Mucus membrane color



Once the vitals have been saved, they’ll populate at the top of the Objective. Add more than one set of vitals and toggle between them using the timestamp dropdown that appears after the 2nd set of vitals is added. You can also compare multiple sets of vitals in the comparison table explained below.

Edit or delete a set of vitals using the corresponding buttons

Shepherd allows for different kinds of physical exams to be given to a patient depending on their needs. Shepherd has pre-loaded standard exam templates, but you can also create your own custom templates! Learn more about that here.

  1. Click the Add Physical Exam button which will provide you with a list of your physical exam templates to select from.

  2. Once the exam is selected, assign a supervising doctor, and proceed through the exam fields.

Adding a Body Map

Select Add Body Map to populate a new field at the bottom of the physical exam template. Select the appropriate body map from the dropdown and mark it up as needed!

Once you’ve saved the exam to the patient’s medical record, it will populate within the ‘Physical Exam’ section. If you’re performing multiple exams during a patient’s visit, you’ll be able to toggle between them via a dropdown in the upper left corner of the Physical Exam section.

Compare multiple sets of vitals

In this section of the Objective page, you can track up to 10+ sets of vitals (depending on screen size), allowing you to note any changes at a glance.

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