restricted to approval by physicians include certain antibiotics (i.e. amikacin, voriconazole, non-formulary antibiotics, etc), drotrecogin, and argatroban. Meperidine and liposomal amphotericin are medications which are restricted to specific indications for use
Preference lists – use of service medication preference lists will speed entry of medication ordering in HealthSpan. Most clinical departments have medication preference lists, which can be altered to accommodate changing prescribing trends.
Order Sets – Many order sets have been built in HealthSpan to mirror previous available written order sets. Utilization of these electronic order sets will expedite medication order entry.
Chemotherapy orders – For safety reasons, all orders for chemotherapy must be handwritten and scanned to Pharmacy. Residents must have chemotherapy orders co-signed by an oncologist.
Navigators - Many of the basic functions need by physicians to manage medication therapy can be accessed within the Admission, Transfer, Rounding or Discharge Navigators.
March 17, 2009