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The Medications module is highly configurable to suit a range of medication workflows. Your Organisation Administrator can manage these settings for your organisation. See here for the full range of setting options.
Watch a tutorial here Read on for additional detail about these views and actions.
MMEx has a range of built in alerts and comprehensive drug history information. These include:
MMEx supports a range of medication work processes, validation and confirming options.
To learn more about the options available to you for preferred workflows and authorising medications click on the link.
There are two Medication view options available for users. Organisations can set a default preference, but this can be overridden by users. Your last selection will be displayed for all subsequent patient records that you open.
To view the medications that a patient is currently taking, click on the drop-down menu in the top right hand corner and select Current Medications.
This list, the default view of medications, displays the medications that have been recorded that a patient is currently taking and includes both Prescriptions and Information only medications.
It is not a list of Prescriptions created at your organisation - that is available on the Scripts list.
You can add a new Information Only medication by clicking on the Add Info Only Med button, and add a new Prescription by clicking on the New Script button.
Additional actions are available on the Action menu. Available actions will vary depending on the properties of the medication record and user permissions.
When a current medication record is ceased, it will be moved to the Archived Current Medications list.
Medications that are re-prescribed remain on the Current Medications list, and are not moved to the Archived view.
Clicking on Print Current will print all current medications.
A new prescription can be added by clicking the New Script button that displays on both the Current Medications and Scripts views. This will bring up the New Prescription window, allowing you to select a medication from MIMS, a pre-configured medication list or from an Imprest depending on your organisation's local protocols and configuration.
NB: please note that the naming of the New Script button is configurable and some organisation have chosen to label this button Add Med
Fields to note:
From the prescription window you have the following action options:
Prescriptions can also be added by selecting New Prescription or Cancel and Re-Prescribe from a medication Action menu. This will bring up the New Prescription window pre-filled with the details of the relevant medication.
Searching MIMS for medications can be made easier by understanding a few search “rules”.
The search looks at the Name,Formulation and Strength columns.
The Name column searches both displayed and not displayed information such as Brand name, generic name and active ingredients. For some medications the full list of ingredients may not be visible on screen (eg Multivitamins) – opening the Product Information will display the full ingredients list.
The more data you enter into the search field, the more refined your search results will be.
If you select a medication to prescribe, that is the same or very similar to a medication that has already been prescribed (and is an active script) you will be advised that the medication matches another in the list. MMEx provides the prescriber the option to link if the ingredient and the formulation (e.g.tablet,capsule) both match- dosage may be different (e.g.1mg v 5mg).
This functionality is controlled by an Organisation Setting - Enable Medication Linking Functionality
If the medication is intended to replace an existing prescribed medication, select Link this script to the existing medication (this script will supersede the details of the older one). You will be shown a list of the matching medications. Select the medication from the list that you wish to supersede.
On the Current Medications list:
On the Scripts list:
If the medication is intended to be a new script, created in addition to the existing script, select Do not link this script with the current medication (these medications are separate). The new prescription will be added.
After selecting the required medication the default MIMS dose properties of the medication will populate the number and dose fields. The Frequency field will be defaulted to morning which is at the top of the drop down menu.
NB: If you have selected an imprest medication that has default frequency set, this will display. If you have selected a pre-configured favourite, the saved settings will display.
Adjust the number of tablets or amount of a liquid medication and the dose field will adjust proportionally. Record the frequency that you wish the medication to be taken.
After checking the details are correct, proceed with completing the remaining fields.
The Other Instructions field will print on the prescription and should be used for additional information about the medication, not dose information.
If dosage information is available in MIMS, underneath the medication you will see a Show dosage information link.
Click on the link to reveal the dosage information. This information can be used to guide prescribing choices.
Click Edit Dose to open the edit dose pop up, you will see three options for editing the medication dose.
Each active ingredient will display with an editable field.
Modifying the strength field will change the dose number field. Where a medication has multple active ingredients, when one strength field is changed, the other will adjust proportionally.
Medication with Single Active Ingredient
Medication with multiple active ingredients
Calculate doses based on weight and dose per kg.
MMEx also includes a stand alone Dosage Calculator to assist with determining the correct dose for the patient.
The Dosage calculatore is accessible at the top of each medication screen view. Opening the Dosage Calculator enter the patient weight, recommended dosage per kg and modify the dosage frequency to calculate the dose and total daily dose.
For liquid formulations enter the recommended dosage per kg and the number of doses per day. The calculator will display the volume required for each liquid dose and the daily liquid dose.
The Dosage Calculator units can be changed between:
You will see selection boxes adjacent to scripts that you have prescribed. Check the boxes for all scripts that you wish to print, then click the Print Scripts button on the right side of the screen.
If you have the MMEx Assistant installed locally, clicking print on the screen will send the prescription to your printer directly. If not, open the PDF document that MMEx generates to view your script
Select Print from File in the menu at the top of your screen (or press CNTRL + P).
With e-prescribing configured for your organisation (and when the patient record, organisation profile and prescriber user accounts all include the required information), when you select to prescribe a prescription you will see the option to prescribe on paper or electronically.
If you select Electronic prescription type you will see the patient's recorded mobile phone number and email address at the bottom of the prescription window.
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When you click Add & Close
If you print evidence of the e-script you will see a PDF that includes the medication details barcode and QR Code.
Depending on the option selected, the patient will receive and email that includes a hyperlink to the electronic prescription
Or an SMS that includes the hyperlink to the electronic prescription.
To reissue a token (same function as reprinting an existing script, but for e-scripts) on the scripts view, select Resend Token from the Action menu for the medication.
If the e-prescription succeeds you will see this icon in the medication entry to indicate that it was provided as an e-script.
If the e-prescription fails you will advised by a browser pop up and advised to print a paper prescription.