Use the Prescription list to create templates for prescriptions that your practice commonly writes. The template can include dosage, refills allowed, notes, and drug interaction alerts based on medications, problems, and/or allergies. Templates can be freely deleted or changed without changing any patient data. You can also write prescriptions that are not in this list, so you do not need to add every possible prescription.
Add a New Prescription Template
- In the main menu, click Lists, Prescriptions.
Do not copy the above list for your own use without properly researching each item.
- Click Add New to create a new prescription. To copy an existing template, select the prescription, then click Duplicate.
- Enter the prescription details.
Drug: The name of the drug.
Controlled Substance: Check this box to display the Provider's DEA# on the printed prescription.
Sig: Directions for the preparation and use of the drug.
Disp: How much of the drug to dispense (e.g. how many tablets, volume).
Refills: Number of refills allowed.
RxNorm: Click [...] to select a normalized drug name from the RxNorm table. Typically for EHR only.
Notes: This is only for your use and not designed to go on the patient prescription.
- (optional) Create interaction alerts based on problems, medications, and/or allergies. The alert will trigger if a patient has the problem, medication or allergy and you write a prescription using this template. See Drug Interaction Alerts.
- Click OK to save.