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Question:      How do I code for medications not in the medication database?

Answer:               Enter the medication in manually e.g. Osteo 500,code as usual for dose. Enter NA for M3g drug code.

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M1

FS:M1

N1

 

Question:      How do I code for medications with multiple active ingredients, e.g. Sinemet

Answer:               (a) Select the medication as usual

                          (b) manually enter the number of tablets per dose

                          (c) select 'oth'

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Question:      How do I code medications delivered by a patch?

Answer:               dose = 1

                         units = 'oth'

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 Not applicable

M1

FS: M1

N1

 

Question:      Where does New Zealand record herbal preparations/medicines?

Answer:               All prescribed, non-prescribed and over-the-counter medications should be included in the medication section of the MDS - List of all medications.

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 Not applicable

M1

FS: M1

N1

 


 

Question: How do I record the frequency for PRN medications given in the last 3 days?

Answer: For all PRN medications given in the last 3 days record in the ‘frequency’ field ‘OTH’

 

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 Not applicable

M1e

FS:M1e

N1e

 

Question:     Are vaccinations required to be added to the list of medications given in the last three days?  

Answer:       No, vaccinations and antigens are considered to be 'biologicals' as opposed to medications, so are not required to be added to the list of medications

 

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Palliative Care 

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L1

M1

FS: M1

N1

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