Rx Ability At A Glance

The Rx Ability is used to document the medications that the patient has taken or is currently taken. This ability will receive information from the EHR, EMR, & EDR ability. Prescriptions can also be written electronically from this ability as well. 

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Pending Meds: The Pending Meds node holds all medications for either all patients or the selected patient, that were created in ePrescribe but have not been transmitted, printed, or deleted from pending. 
Active Med List: The Active Med List holds all active medications for either all patients or the selected patient, whether they were created in MacPractice or in ePrescribe.
Inactive Meds: The Inactive Meds node holds all inactive medications for either all patients or the selected patient, whether they were created in MacPractice or in ePrescribe.
ePrescribe: The ePrescribe node provides access to the ePrescribe ability.

Medication: used to search a medication by name
PRN: Latin for "pro re nata"; indicates a medication should be taken as needed or as necessary 
May Substitute: indicates a pharmacist may substitute a generic medication for a brand name one
Take: the amount of medication per dose
Drug Form: the form of the medication, such as tablet, pill, capsule, etc.
Route: the manner in which the medication is taken, such as orally, via inhaler, etc.
Frequency: how often the medication is taken
Duration: how long the medication should be taken
Dispense: total amount of the medication to be prescribed
Refills: number of refills the pharmacist should allow
Additional Sig: special instructions for the patient or additional information regarding the prescription; will appear on the prescription label 
Special Instructions/Note to Pharmacist: further information for the pharmacist regarding the prescription or patient; will not appear on the prescription label, but will appear on the printed prescription
Non-Printed Notes: notes associated with the prescription that are internal to MacPractice only

Provider: the ordering or prescribing provider
Office: the office from which the prescription originated
Incident: the corresponding incident in the patient's overall record

National Drug Code: used to search and tie the NDC number to the current medication 
Prescription Order Number: used to notate the order number; internal to MacPractice
First Record of Order: used to indicate this is the first time the medication has been written for the patient
Administered During Visit: used to indicate that the medication was given to the patient at the visit; restricts the prescription from being printed
Package Description: indicates the package, bottle, or container based on the NDC code; internal to MacPractice
Dose Calculation: indicates the method of dose calculation; internal to MacPractice
Unit Qualifier: indicates the units for the overall prescription; internal to MacPractice

Ordered Date: date that the prescription was originally requested 
Prescribed Date: date that the prescription was created for the patient
Dispensed Date: date that the pharmacy should be dispense the medication to the patient
Started Date: date that the patient should start taking the medication

Add To Queue: allows the user to store and print all prescriptions at once
Form: toggles the paper form used for the prescription
Print Queue: allows the user to print some or all of the medications that have been added to the queue
Print Rx: prints out the current prescription only

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