When prescribing a medication, it is possible to record a route of administration via the Route of Admin drop-down menu, available on the right-hand side of the Enter Dose window.
The Route of Admin menu contains numerous options for selection such as Oral – Inhaled and Topical – Skin, with the default option for the medication you are prescribing automatically selected, as indicated in the preceding image.
The default selection is derived from MDref MedicalDirector Clinical's drug database., and if the medication in question does not have a default Route of Administration it, the Route of Admin drop-down menu will appear blank, awaiting your input. You are under no obligation to accept the default recommendation, and can select from any of the other options provided using the drop-down menu.
By default, it is a requirement that you select a Route of Administration for each medication you prescribe, even if that medication does not have a default route associated with it. This requirement can be disabled via Prescribing Options.
Furthermore, when re-prescribing a medication or printing a Summary that includes medications for which no Route of Administration was recorded, you will be prompted to add a route before the script can be printed. This requirement can also be disabled via Prescribing Options.
o Nursing Home Medication Chart (NHMC)
o Drug Sheet
o Long Term Drug Sheet
o Complete Record
o Full Summary
o Health Summary
1. On printing
a summary or report that contains medications for which there
is no Route of Administration recorded, the following prompt appears:
This gives you an opportunity to assign a Route of Administration to each previously-prescribed medication.
2. Select a medication from the list, and then associate a Route of Administration with it from the Route drop-down menu (this menu will remain disabled until you have selected a medication).
3. Click to confirm your selection.
4. Click when you have completed each association.