Add a Medication to the Favorites List

Version 14.19

Overview

It is important to build a medication favorites list for ease of prescribing common medications, and, in the event of an Internet outage, medication favorites will be the only medications available when prescribing. This section will guide the users through the steps required to create a medication favorite. 

  1. From a patient chart, click the Medications button.

Note: It is best practice to select a test patient chart when creating the practice medication favorites.
  1. Click the New button.
  2. The Warning window displays if the patient has active medication allergies, if no warning displays move to step 5.

  1. Click the OK button.
  2. The Prescription Writer window displays.



Note: The prescription window is set by default to open in the Med to dispense format.
  1. Type the drug name in the Drug field.
  2. Press Enter or click the ellipsis button.
  3. The Medication Finder window displays.

  1. A list of medications matching the search will display.

NoteIf the medication displays in the Matching Favorites tab, the medication is already in the medication favorites list.
  1. Click the Master List tab.
  2. Highlight the medication to add to the medication favorites.
  3. Click the OK button or double-click to select.
  4. The selected medication populates the Prescription Writer window.
  5. Complete the window.
  6. Click the Add to Favorites button.
  7. The Medication Favorite Information window displays.

  8. Complete the fields on the Medication Favorite Information window using the information below.
  • Choose or create a new Category: Click the dropdown arrow and select from the list.

Note: You can choose an existing category, for example Asthma, or create a new category by typing the name into the field. 
  • Prescription Favorite Title: Enter the name for the medication favorite. Typically this will be the drug name and may include dosing and strength.
  • Include prescriber's note: Select the checkbox if Notes, Pharmacist and Patient, are to be saved.
  • Allow proxy user by non-prescribers: Click the checkbox to allow staff to write the medication on behalf of a provider.
  • Rounding method (optional): Select a radio button to set the rounding rule for the medication.
  1. Click the OK button or click the Cancel button if not prescribing the medication.
Version 14.10

Overview

It is important to build a medication favorites list for ease of prescribing common medications, and, in the event of an Internet outage, medication favorites will be the only medications available when prescribing. This section will guide the users through the steps required to create a favorite medication. To make a medication a favorite:

  1. From a chart, click the Medications button to open the medication list.
  2. Click the Add a new prescription button .
  3. The Allergy Warning window displays if the patient has any ACTIVE medication allergies or reactions. If none, go to step 5.

  1. Click OK button.
  2. The Prescription Writer window displays.


Note: The prescription window is set by default to open in the Med to dispense format.
  1. Type the drug name (up to 35 characters) in the Drug field.
  2. Press the Enter key or the ellipse button.
  3. The Medication Finder window displays.

  1. A list of medications matching the search will display.

NoteIf the medication displays in the Matching Favorites tab, the medication is already in the medication favorites list.
  1. Click the Master List tab.
  2. Highlight the medication.
  3. Click the OK button or double-click to select.
  4. The Prescription Writer window displays.
  5. Complete the window.
  6. Click the Favorites button.

  1. A pop-up window will prompt you to assign the prescription a Category Name.

  2. Click the drop-down arrow to select a medication category.


Note: You can either choose an existing category (e.g. Asthma), or create your own by typing directly into the field. You can also designate sub-categories if desired.
  1. Assign a Prescription Template Title (usually the drug name).
  2. If this is a medication you would like your nurses to be able to write from start to finish on your behalf, click on the check box to allow proxy use by non-prescribers.

  3. Click the OK button.