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Add Allergy

Updated: 12/15/2023|Views: 1812

Document a patient's allergy with their reaction and the level of severity. The allergy is displayed on the patient's facesheet and is used to check for drug-allergy interactions when prescribing medications. If the patient does not have any allergies, mark either the "No known allergies" and/or "No known medication allergies" checkbox.

Clinical allergen database includes medications, medication components, and certain drug classes (e.g., product containing aspirin) only. If you need to add a food or environmental allergen, create a custom allergy. Note that custom allergens are not included in drug-allergy interaction checking.

Access Patient Allergies

  1. Enter the first 2–3 letters of the patient's name or date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy) in the top navigation bar search box.
  2. Click to select the patient from the auto-populated results. The patient's Facesheet page opens.
  3. Click Allergies. The Allergies page opens.
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Add Allergy

  1. Click + Allergy. The New Allergen pop-up window opens.
  2. Enter the first 2–3 letters of the Allergen or drug class (e.g., product containing sulfonamide) and select from the auto-populated results.
    • If the desired allergen is not listed, enter the allergen name to create a custom allergy.
  3. Enter the first 2–3 letters of the Reaction(s) the patient has to the allergy and select from the auto-populated results.
    • If the desired reaction is not listed, enter the reaction and click Enter on the keyboard.
    • If necessary, repeat the steps to add additional reactions.
  4. Click the Allergy severities drop-down to select the severity. Available options: Fatal, Severe, Moderate to severe, Moderate, Mild to Moderate, Mild, or Unknown.
    Note: The severity may auto-populate based on the selected Reaction(s).
  5. Click the calendar icon and select the Date of Onset when the allergy began, if known.
  6. Enter any applicable Comments.
  7. Click Save when finished or click Save & Add Another to document additional allergies.
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Add Custom Allergy

  1. Click + Allergy. The New Allergen pop-up window opens.
  2. Enter the first 2–3 letters of the custom Allergen. The Message pop-up window opens.
  3. Click Custom Allergen to confirm the entry.
    Note: Custom allergens are not included in drug-allergy interaction checking.
    • To enter a different allergen, click Edit Entry.
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  1. Enter the first 2–3 letters of the Reaction(s) the patient has to the allergy and select from the auto-populated results.
    • If the desired reaction is not listed, enter the reaction and click Enter on the keyboard.
    • If necessary, repeat the steps to add additional reactions.
  2. Click the Allergy severities drop-down to select the severity. Available options: Fatal, Severe, Moderate to severe, Moderate, Mild to Moderate, Mild, or Unknown.
    Note: The severity may auto-populate based on the selected Reaction(s).
  3. Click the calendar icon and select the Date of Onset when the allergy began, if known.
  4. Enter any applicable Comments.
  5. Click Save when finished or click Save & Add Another to document additional allergies.
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