Patient prescriptions are issued, stored and viewed from the patient’s Prescriptions tab located in the patient's chart. To add this tab see Chart Activity Tabs
To add prescription items:
Select Configure > Prescriptions, Click the +1 button to display the Add Prescription window:
Enter an appropriate Code, description and other details (such as dosage instructions) in the Details field:
Check the Bold checkbox against any field that you want to display in EXACT in bold text.
Where appropriate, check checkboxes to identify this Item as a Prescription Item, Dispensary item or Antibiotics. Click the OK button to save the details.
Select the Prescriptions tab within the Patients Chart
At the bottom of the Prescriptions tab pane, click the +1 button (Add a new Prescription):
A Create Prescription window displays:
Notes: If the patient has a medical alert displayed in their Patient Record, it will also be displayed in this window (as in the example above) in case the condition affects their medication.
Any notes from their medical history will display at the bottom of the window.
Before prescribing any medication, check the patient’s full medical history. While some medical alert information is presented in the Prescription window, this is intended as a prompt when creating a prescription, and is not a substitute for reviewing the patient's full medical record in the Medical tab.
If you are logged in as a provider, your ID will automatically appear in the Provider field. If not, use the list button to select the provider who is authorising the Prescription.
The Date field will be fixed to “today's” date.
Click the Select Prescription Items button to select prescription items, or the Select Dispensary Items button to add items from the Dispensary.
The procedure for each is the same. A window displays:
Select the items by ticking the checkbox next to each item.
If a listed item has incorrect details, highlight the item (Left click) and edit by clicking the “E¦D” Edit button
If the item you want to prescribe is not listed, but you know its details, click the +1 button to open the Add Prescription window, and add the item.
TIP: If there is an existing item similar to the one you wish to dispense or prescribe, you can choose this item and edit the details at the time you print the prescription or print the dispensary item.
When you have selected all the items you wish to prescribe to the current patient, click the OK button.
If you have just added prescription items and wish to add dispensary items as well, repeat the above procedure from the point of selecting the button, using the Select Dispensary Items button.
When you have completed adding all items, click OK to create and print if required.
Once a prescription is issued to a patient, a record is stored in the Prescriptions tab for future reference.
Viewing a Patient’s Prescriptions
On the Prescriptions tab Double-click on any item to display it.
To review all Prescription Items go to Transactions, List Items, List Prescriprions:
The Print Prescription dialogue enables you to print a patient's prescription once it has been issued (created).
If you have email enabled, you can also email a copy of the prescription to the patient, with a copy to the provider and/or specialist if required.
NOTE: Before the prescription is printed, you can edit the details in the Print Prescription dialogue window. This is useful if the prescribed item is slightly different from the item stored in EXACT, for example, if you wish to prescribe 20 antibiotic tablets and there is only an existing item with 30 tablets. Editing the quantity on the label saves you from having to create a new item. The edited prescription details are saved against the patient's record rather than the original prescription item.
You cannot edit a prescription in this way if you are reprinting it.
Please contact SOE Support personnel if you need help modifying the layout to accommodate a new printer or label stock.
Procedure: Due to limits of label space, up to three items can be included on each prescription. If the layout file (PRX) enables it, these are positioned so as to enable printing on a label.
Once the prescription has been printed, the Prescription tab of the Chart window is updated to show what date the prescription was created, the first few words from the drug list, and is marked with a Print icon to indicate it has been printed:
As can be seen from the example above, icons on each of the prescription lines give you an instant visual indication of whether an item is a prescription item
or a dispensary item
Once a prescription has been printed, if required, you can click the print button to reprint it.
If you preview the prescription without printing it, EXACT doesn't 'know' that you have not printed it, so will mark the item as printed. In this case, use the print button to 'reprint' it as described above.
The prescription feature seems best suited to private practices. Is there an option or future development that generates a UK NHS prescription?
Looking at previous requests for NHS prescriptions it seems that we've not been able to do this as the NHS have yet to provide dental practices with "printer ready" stationary. i.e Prescriptions that are not "gummed" together on a pad that may jam printers.
If NHS prescriptions have improved recently or you know of a printer-ready prescription that EXACT can print onto please let us know and we can share the news and prescription image/template with our development team.
If you would rather it prints onto blank paper then we'd need an image/document of exactly what you'd require to be printed so we can review if this is possible.
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