1. Within the patient's record, locate and click to call the Consult panel.
from top of the Consult panel. The Prescription panel opens.
From here you can either;
o Prescribe from your list of favourites.
o Prescribe from your list of recipes.
o Prescribe a 'standard' medication. The steps shown below follow this third option, but can also be referred to if you prescribe via the other methods.
3. Select a
new item by typing in at least the first 2 characters of its name.
A list of matching medications/products is displayed.
the required item. Its details are displayed.
o The details and options on this panel may vary depending on the items you have selected.
o If an incorrect item was selected, click in the search box to delete it and try again.
o Some items display the options. A selection is made automatically for you if it is applicable to the patient i.e. if a patient has a DVA Department of Veterans' Affairs card then RPBS Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits is selected by default.
o If the item is an Authority medication, an Authority must be obtained and recorded. See Authority Medications for details.
5. The recommended quantity and repeats are automatically applied, but can be modified.
o Modifying a restricted medication may require a new Authority be applied for.
6. Complete other details as necessary (some information is required, as marked with * )
o Directions: e.g. "Take 2 tablets with meals".
o Route: Indicate the route of administration e.g. "Oral". Some medications will offer a suggested route.
o Duration: Indicate if the medication is Short-Term or Long-Term.
o Date: Indicate the date on which the medication commences (or commenced, for back-dated medications). The default is the current date. Note that this is not the date on which the script was/will be printed.
o Regulation 24: For Regulation 24 medications, tick
o Brand Substitution: If brand substitution is not permitted, tick
o Elapse Date: indicates when the medication supply will come to an end for a patient for that medication. It can also be used to manually enter a date to indicate the completion of treatment. See Medication Elapsed Date for more information.
o Reason for prescribing: Reason can be chosen from the drop down list of coded conditions.
o Comments: You can add any comments for the medications.
o Add as a reason for visit: Enabling this option will add the reason for prescription to the reason for visit section in consult.
o Add to conditions: Enabling this option adds the reason for prescription to conditions.
7. Once you have completed all the details, you can;
Save the script as a favourite
Save the script to the Actions section of the Consult panel, and start a new script. The script is not printed yet. It can be printed by clicking
Save the script to the Actions section of the Consult panel. The script is not printed yet. It can be printed by clicking
Save the script to the Medications section of the Health Summary panel, and print it.
If you prescribe during a consult, the scripts are sent to the Actions section of the Consult panel.
If a prescription has been saved and printed, it is added to
the Timeline, and flagged with
Click the script to view its details.
If a Authority prescription has been saved and printed, it is added to the Timeline. Click the script to view the details . Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS) code can be viewed on the script details to assist the pharmacies in accurate dispensing and billing.