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Pharmacy Orderable Item (50.7)
Order Entry name for items that can be ordered in the Pharmacy package.
|Label/Field Name||Field #||Description||Datatype||Attributes||Range|
||.03||This field indicates PHARMACY ORDERABLE ITEMs that are related to IV
additives or solutions.
|Day (nd) Or Dose (nl) Limit
||.05||If found when this drug is ordered, this is used to calculate a DEFAULT vale for the STOP DATE prompt of the order. If the number entered here is followed by a “D”, that NUMBER OF DAYS will be added to the START DATE to calculate the STOP DATE.
If the number entered is followed by an “L”, the number is used as the NUMBER OF DOSES to calculate the STOP DATE. This is best used for NARCOTICS and ANTIBIOTICS.
|Default Med Route
||.06||If a MED ROUTE is entered here, that med route is used as a DEFAULT
value during order entry when this drug is selected.
||.07||If a SCHEDULE TYPE is entered here, it is used as a DEFAULT value in order entry when this drug is selected.||ENUMERATION||FILL ON REQUEST: R
ON CALL: OC
ONE TIME: O
||.08||If a Schedule is entered here, it will be used as a default value in
Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) at the Schedule prompt for
medication orders. When the order is placed in CPRS, the default will
display only if the value meets the criteria for the package for which the
order is being placed, Inpatient Medications or Outpatient Pharmacy.
||.09||This field is used to indicate whether or not the Orderable Item is a
supply, 1 indicating a supply.
|High Risk/high Alert
||1||This field will allow an orderable item to be marked as High Risk/High
Alert. The BCMA GUI application will use this field to control the witness
process, of medication, during administration to a patient.
|ENUMERATION||HIGH RISK/ALERT-NO WITNESS REQUIRED IN BCMA: 1
NOT HIGH RISK/ALERT: 0
WITNESS REQUIRED IN BCMA-HIGH RISK/ALERT: 3
RECOMMEND WITNESS IN BCMA-HIGH RISK/ALERT: 2
||5||This field will designate the formulary status of the orderable item. The
non-formulary status will be displayed to the provider next to the
selectable list of orderable item(s) during CPRS order entry (List Manager
and GUI). This field is not editable. It is controlled by the software. An
Orderable Item will only be marked as non-formulary if there are no active
Dispense Drugs matched to the item that are formulary drugs.
|Oi-drug Text Entry
||7||The text in this field shall be presented as a default for the Patient
Instructions prompt in the Outpatient Pharmacy package when entering
orders, if the Dispense Drug selected is matched to this Pharmacy
Orderable Item. This text will also be presented during the Outpatient
Medication order entry process through Computerized Patient Record System
(CPRS), and the CPRS user can then determine whether or not these
Instructions should be part of the order. For all words entered in this
field, the software will check for expansions for each word in the
Medication Instruction (#51) file, and expand the word accordingly.
|Other Language Instructions
||7.1||This field is used to store patient instructions in another language.||STRING|
||8||This field indicates whether the Orderable Item
is marked as Non-VA Med or not. It is
controlled by software and is not manually
editable. An Orderable Item will only be marked
as Non-VA Med if there is at least one active
Dispense Drug matched to the item that is
marked as Non-VA Med.
||9||This field is added as part of the “Immunizations Documentation by BCMA”
project. A mapping relationship is created between the file entry
(Pharmacy Orderable Item) and the pointed-to immunization so that a
record can be created in PCE’s V IMMUNIZATION file corresponding to
the BCMA administration of an immunization.
|Use Dosage Form Med Route List
||10||This flag governs the source of the medication routes that will be
used during medication order entry. If this field is set to YES, the
optional list of med routes will be derived from the Dosage Form file
associated to the orderable item. Otherwise, it will be derived from
the Possible Med Routes Sub-file associated to the orderable item.
|Possible Med Routes
||11||If the DEFAULT MED ROUTE field (#.06) is populated then that value
will be returned as the default value. If the DEFAULT MED ROUTE field
(#.06) is not populated and the POSSIBLE MED ROUTES multiple is
populated with a single entry and the USE DOSAGE FORM MED ROUTE LIST
field (#10) is set to “NO”, the single entry will be returned as the
If the DEFAULT MED ROUTE (#.06) field is not populated and the POSSIBLE
MED ROUTES multiple is populated with more than one entry and the USE
DOSAGE FORM MED ROUTE LIST field (#10) is set to “NO”, no value will be
returned as the default value.
The med routes selection list in CPRS will be populated with entries
in all the medication routes associated with the orderable item’s
dosage form if the USE DOSAGE FORM MED ROUTE LIST field (#10) is set to
“YES”, otherwise from the POSSIBLE MED ROUTES multiple.
Document generated on August 31st 2017, 2:55:41 pm