You can edit a prescription template at any time. This does not affect prescriptions already entered for patients.
To edit a prescription template
How to get there
On the Settings menu, under Patient Care, click (or tap) Prescriptions.
The Prescription Setup page opens.
On the Prescription Setup page, under Prescription Templates, do one of the following:
To search for an existing template, under Prescription Templates, in the Search box, begin typing part of a drug name. The matching templates appear as a list or in categories (which are expandable and collapsible sections). Continue typing as needed to narrow the search results.
If Group by category is selected, expand a section to locate a prescription template in that category.
Select a prescription template.
The options for editing the prescription template become available.
Modify the prescription details, such as the name and dosing instructions, as needed.
Set up the following options:
Drug category - Select a category for the drug; or, if the category that you want to use does not already exist, click (or tap) Create a new category in the list to enter a new category (for example, "Pain").
Drug name - Enter the drug name (for example, "Tylenol III 1000mg").
Controlled substance - To specify that the prescription is a controlled substance, select this check box.
Sig - Enter the dosing instructions (for example, "Take 1 pill orally as needed for pain.").
Substitution allowance - If a generic version of the drug is not allowed, select Dispense as written; otherwise, select Generic substitution permitted.
Refills - Enter the number of refills allowed, or use "0" if no refills are allowed.
Patient note - Enter any additional notes for the patient.
Do one of the following:
To create a new template, preserving the original, click (or tap) Save as New.
To apply the changes to the template, overwriting the original, click (or tap) Update.
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