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Medication Master List 

The Medication Master List contains all medications (generic and brand name) that can be added to a patient's chart.

  1. In the Main Menu, click Lists, Medications, or on the Medical window, Medications tab, click Add Medication.

The medications listed are a mixture of Generic and Brand name, all organized alphabetically. To filter the list, enter search terms.

  1. To add a generic medication, click Add Generic.  Generic medications must be added before associated brand name medications. 
    To add a brand name medication, select the generic medication, then click Add Brand.
    To edit an existing medication, double click it.



  1. Enter the medication details:
    RxNorm:   Click [...] to associate the medication with a normalized RxNorm drug name.  For EHR, all medications in your list should be attached to an RxNorm so that the medication, and any allergies to this medication, show on Summaries of Care.

    Drug Name:
      The drug name as it will show in the master list.

    Generic Name: 
    The associated generic drug name. 

    Notes:
      Only allowed on generic medications.  All medications attached to the generic medication will show the same note.  Every medication should have a note, no matter how short. They usually consist of the therapeutic category, and any precautions or interactions to be aware of.

    Patient medication: A list of all patients who have this medication in their Patient Medication List (active or discontinued).
    Patient allergy:  A list of all patients who have this medication listed in their Patient Allergy List (active and inactive).
    Brands:  For generic medications, see which brand name medications are associated with this medication.

  2. Click OK to save.

Entering medications into the list will take a little extra time at first.  It helps to divide the task among the assistants and the dentists. The assistants can look up the medication, ensure that the spelling is absolutely correct, and enter the generic and brand names. But they should not enter in any notes. Notes should only be entered by a dentist.

 

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