Select the Chart tab for a patient.
Select the Prescriptions tab in the Activity Bar / Sub-tabs area
Click on the
spanner button at the bottom of that tab
Click the +1 button to display the Add Prescription window.
This window has two functions:
it enables you to create a record for the item to be prescribed,
it allows you to set up the text to be printed on the label of the prescribed item.
In the Code field, enter an appropriate identifier for the item. You can enter only 6 characters, so you need to choose something that will uniquely identify it.
For example, if you commonly prescribe the same drug in different formulations, you might wish to leave the last three characters for the different strengths. As an example, for Amoxicillin, if you had 250mg tablets, and the suspension in 250mg/5ml and 125mg/5 ml, you could have "AM250T", "AM250S" and "AM125S".
Each of the Details lines is also a line on the label if you are printing labels.
You can choose to click the checkbox if a line needs to be in bold type to stand out, and you have a label printer capable of bold type. Usually, the name of the drug and any warning or precautions would be in bold, e.g., "Take with Food", "Avoid Alcohol". etc.
The three checkboxes at the bottom of the dialog window allow you to classify the items as Prescription item, Dispensary item, or Antibiotics.
This has implications for when items are prescribed, as items are listed either under the Prescription category or the Dispensary category, or both - you must tick Prescription or Dispensary or both to have the item appear in either or both lists.
You can in theory use this to list items but not make them available to issue a prescription, by making sure neither checkbox is ticked.
The Antibiotics checkbox is informational only and has no implications.
The completed prescription record will appear similar to the following example:
When completed, click to save the prescription