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Standard Dose Syntax Examples

Standard Dose Syntax Examples

These medicationRequest examples are fully machine-readable in that they do not include any free-text instructions within either additionalInstruction, patientInstruction or text.

Examples use combinations of the following elements of the CareConnect medicationRequest and FHIR Dosage structure;

  • form
  • method
  • doseQuantity
  • frequency, period and frequencyMax
  • when
  • route
  • site
  • asNeededBoolean
  • boundsDuration
  • count
  • event

Where clinically appropriate, each example is shown as both a dose-based and product-based instruction.

Oxytetracycline, 250mg, oral, 6 hourly

Omeprazole, 10mg, gastro-resistant, oral, once daily

Trimethoprim, 200mg, oral, twice a day, for 3 days

Sodium citrate / Micralax Micro-enema enema, once daily

Diprobase ointment, 1 application, Topical, 3 times a day

The VTM related to the Diprobase AMP’s is a multi-ingredient concept “White soft paraffin + Liquid paraffin” and cannot be used as a prescribing concept.

Beclometasone 0.025% cream, Apply Thigh, twice a day

Where a concentration is required it is expected that the prescribing concept would be a VMP or AMP.

Zopiclone 3.75mg tablets, 1 tablet, at BEDTIME, PRN, oral

Ibuprofen 400mg orally three times daily for 5 days to start tomorrow

For this example, assume today’s date is 9th March 2019, hence ‘tomorrow’ is 10th March 2019.

Timolol 0.1% gel eye drops, 1 drop in the left eye once daily

Epoetin alfa, 4500units, ONCE a DAY, subcutaneous injection

Morphine modified release capsule, 20mg orally every 12 hours

Morphine, 30mg, intravenously, injection, four times a day, for 1 day

Zoladex 3.6mg implant SafeSystem pre-filled syringes (AstraZeneca UK Ltd), one to be given by IM injection into the anterior abdominal wall on 1st November 2019

Hyoscine 1mg/72hours transdermal patches, one patch to be applied once every 3 days

Co-trimoxazole 80mg/400mg tablets (Actavis UK Ltd), one tablet to be taken twice daily on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Furosemide 40mg tablets, take two in the morning and one at midday for one week

Metformin 500mg tablets, initially 500 mg once daily for 1 week, dose to be taken with breakfast, then 500 mg twice daily for week, dose to be taken with breakfast and evening meal, then 500 mg 3 times a day, dose to be taken with breakfast, lunch and evening meal; maximum 2 g per day

Metoclopramide, orally 10mg to be taken when required for nausea up to three times daily

Aspirin suppository, 600mg rectally every 4 hours. Maximum 3.6gm per 24 hours

Glucose 5% infusion 500ml bags, 500ml, intravenous, continuous infusion, over 8 hours

Glucose 5% infusion, intravenous, 100ml/hour, continuous infusion, over 8 hours

Voluven 10% infusion 500ml Freeflex bags (Fresenius Kabi Ltd), infuse intravenously at a rate of 30ml/kg for 10 hours

Includes a rateRatio and a duration.

Note. The rateRatio could also be modelled using a UCUM unit within a doseQuantity. In this example we are using the slightly more complex rateRatio structure.

   <value value="30"/>
   <unit value="millilitres per kilogram"/>
   <system value=""/>
   <code value="ml/kg"/>

Hydroxocobalamin 10mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules, one to be given by IM injection into the shoulder, 3 times per week for 6 doses, then every 3 months, starting on 1st November 2019

Insulin lispro, 16units to be given by subcutaneous injection at meal times

Tags: fhir

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