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Access to the Variable Dose functionality is controlled by a user permission with options Read/Write/Deny. This can be set for users by your Organisation Administrator.
Indicators that a patient has a variable dose med
When a patient has a medication that has been prescribed with a Variable Dose, you will see this indication at the top of the medication window.
This icon appears next to the medication for which the Variable Dose has been set up.
A patient may have more than one medication prescribed with a variable dose.
Variable Doses may be created for the following medications:
If there are additional medications that you wish to add to this list, please contact MMEx Helpdesk.
When you select one of the Variable Dose configured medications, you will see the option to add a variable dose administration guide to the prescription. This will appear in the prescription window under the drug name.
Check the box to specify the Variable Dose Administration Guide. New fields will appear in the prescription window.
Enter the required data for Reasons for the Medications and Target Range as well as required Indicators. If you enter the required daily dose in the “All Days” field, this will be the medication dose. Mark the date the treatment commences and enter any comments that need to accompany the dose administration guide. You may add a task related to this dosage administration guide. See here for adding a task.
When completed, click Add & Print. Two pages will print - page one will be the prescription, page two will be the dosage administration guide. Ensure your printer has blank paper for page two.
You are able to customise the variable dosage to meet your client's needs and the requirements of a treatment plan.
Check the Custom Dose Schedule box to see available customising options.
You can customise this further by over-typing the day names with your preferred dose time.
Set doses for different times of the day. Set doses 3 x per week Set doses based on a BSL measurement (for example) Dose decreasing over time
There are a number of buttons you can use to further customise the schedule.
You can also customise the dosage units by checking the override units box. A free text field will appear where you can type your preferred dosage unit - for example, the dosage may be a number of tablets, units, mg or ml, depending on preference.
This opens the Variable Dose window.
You can update the Variable dose Administration guide from this window - click on Save (above the Graph section) to update the Dosage Administration Guide.
Left click on the medication in the Variable Dose Medication window. Scroll down to the History section. Check the box of the Dose Administration Guide you wish to print. Click Print Selected.