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Medication Instruction (51)

This file holds the abbreviations which are often used when entering the Rx sig. Each record holds an expansion of the abbreviation which is used to complete the sig as it is printed on the Rx label. Care should be taken to not delete entries in this file after going into production use of the pharmacy package. If an entry were deleted then any sigs that contain the abbreviation would not find it when printed later and thus could confuse the patient. The above description indicates that this file is not strictly ‘pointed to’ in the classical VA FileMan sense, but that logically it is nearly the same thing.

Global: ^PS(51,

Domain: Non-Clinical

Properties

Label/Field Name Field # Description Datatype Attributes Range
Name
  name
.01 For inpatient pharmacy use, you may enter one of the following standard
times or you may use a non-standard schedule when appropriate. For
example, Q36H or Q17H.
STRING INDEXED
REQUIRED
 
Synonym
  synonym
.5 This field is used to indicate the synonym if applicable. STRING    
Expansion
  expansion
1 This is the full explanation of the instruction and will print on
some reports.
STRING REQUIRED  
Other Language Expansion
  other_language_expansion
1.1 This field is used to store the expansion in another language. STRING    
Med Route
  med_route
2   POINTER   Medication_Routes-51_2
Schedule
  schedule
3 This is the Schedule that is associated with the Medication Instruction.
Prior to the Pharmacy Ordering Enhancements project, this field was used
to associate schedules with Outpatient prescriptions, by running each word
of the Sig through the Medication Instruction file to look for an
associated Schedule. The field is currently not being used by the Pharmacy
software.
STRING    
Instructions
  instructions
4   STRING    
Additional Instruction
  additional_instruction
5   STRING    
Plural
  plural
9 This field is used to indicate if there’s a plural name for this instruction. STRING    
Default Admin Times
  default_admin_times
10 This field is used to indicate a default admin time if applicable. STRING    
Ward
  ward
20 This sub file is used to indicate any wards associated with a medication
instruction.
OBJECT   Ward-51_01
Intended Use
  intended_use
30 This controls the users’ view of this file. If the entry is marked as
OUTPATIENT ONLY (0), then only the Outpatient package will use it as a
valid abbreviation. If marked INPATIENT ONLY (2), then only the Inpatient
package will use the entry as a valid abbreviation. The entry may be
marked as Inpatient and Outpatient (1).
ENUMERATION REQUIRED INPATIENT ONLY: 2
OUTPATIENT ONLY: 0
IN & OUTPATIENT: 1
Frequency (in Minutes)
  frequency_in_minutes
31 This is the number of minutes between each time that the action should
take place. This field will be used to calculate defaults for Quantity and
Days Supply in the Outpatient Pharmacy Package. It will also be used to
calculate defaults for the fields in the pharmacy dialog in Computerized
Patient Record System (CPRS).
NUMERIC    

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Sub-Files

Ward (51.01)

ID
Ward-51_01

Properties

Label/Field Name Field # Description Datatype Attributes Range
Ward
  ward
.01 This field is ued to indicate any wards associated with a medication
instruction.
POINTER REQUIRED Ward_Location-42
Default Admin Times
  default_admin_times
.02 This field is used to indicate a default admin time if applicable. STRING    

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Document generated on August 31st 2017, 2:55:41 pm