SIG Dosages

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SIG Dosages

In the Dosage Maintenance screen, you can create short codes to be used in your directions (SIGs). These short codes will allow you to enter directions quickly when filling scripts.

 

Topics

How Do I Create a New Dosage Record?

How Do I Edit a Dosage Record?

 

 

How Do I Create a New Dosage Record?

Dosage records are used with SIGs in determining the type of dosage being used for a particular set of directions. The information entered in each dosage record will be used with various Abbreviations to create directions. (For more information, see the Rule Syntax section.)

 

1.Click on the System menu item.

2.Select SIG Dosages. The Dosage screen will open.

3.Click on the Create New Dosage option.

4.Enter the Dosage Code for this particular record (e.g., "CAP" for capsules).

5.In the Verb field, enter the verb that will be used in the SIG's text to describe how the medicine should be taken (e.g., "SWALLOW"). This field will correspond with the %V variable in the Rule Syntax of the Abbreviation.

6.Enter a Noun to be used for this record (e.g., "CAPSULE"). This field will correspond with the %N variable in the Rule Syntax.

7.Enter the plural form of the noun in the Noun (Plural) field (e.g., "CAPSULES"). The plural form of the noun will be used in the SIG if the number of units is anything other than one. (Examples: 1 Tablet, 0.5 Tablets, 2 Tablets.)

8.Enter the Route text that will be used when formatting this SIG (e.g., "BY MOUTH"). This field will correspond with the %R variable in the Rule Syntax.

9.In the Route Of Administration field, you can click on the drop-down arrow to select a specific ROA (e.g., Oral or Nasal).

10.Click on the Save button.

 

 

How Do I Edit a Dosage Record?

To edit an existing dosage record, just browse through the list of records under the search field and click on the appropriate code (CAPS, etc.). The details of the dosage record will appear in the main portion of the screen. Make any necessary changes (e.g., Route or Dosage Code) and click Save.

 

See Also

Pharmacies

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