Viewing Patient Information : Viewing Medications : Filtering Medication Orders
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Filtering Medication Orders
When you open the Medications module to review a patient’s recent medication history or latest MAR activity, it can be a long list. The list can include active, future, and discontinued medication orders. This provides a complete history of medication orders, but maybe you only want to see certain medications, such as for example, only active medications. To limit the list, you can use a filter. There are several standard filters from which to choose:
Active: The currently administered medications, including Scheduled, PRN, Conditional, and IV orders. These medications either do not have an end date, or the end date is in the future. This also includes future orders (those with start a date in the future).
Inactive: Medication orders that are no longer active.
On-Hold: Medications that are temporarily withheld or not being administered. In most cases, this is based on the order’s deactivation and reactivation dates. If your source system is Cerner®, this filter shows medications with a Suspended or On-Hold status.
Active Scheduled: Medication orders that are scheduled at a regular interval (i.e., medications other than PRN). This includes both active and future scheduled orders.
Active PRN: Medication orders that are given as needed, such as for pain. This includes both active and future PRN orders.
Active Conditional: Medication orders where dosing is based conditionally on clinical data or judgment, such as blood glucose level for insulin. This includes both active and future conditional orders.
Active IV: Medication orders where the route is intravenous, or contains the letters IV, such as IV or IVPB. This includes both active and future IV orders.
The module header row keeps track of the number of medications currently displayed for the patient. For example, when no filter is applied, you might see “Medications (9)” in the header, and all of the available medications displayed in the summary list. If a filter is applied, the Filter button is displayed at the top of the summary list, with a label describing the filter criteria. For example, you might see “Medications (2)” in the module header, and the Filter button labeled, “Filtered by: Active PRN” to indicate that only the Active PRN medications are shown. If you apply more than one filter, the module header counts the combined number, and the Filter button label lists each of the filters that are applied.
To apply a filter for Medications, follow these steps:
1. Tap Filter in the upper right corner of the Medications Summary screen.
The Filters screen is displayed and shows the following:
-The top of the screen displays a list of Filter Terms. The currently selected filter(s) are indicated by a checkmark.
-Below the Filter Terms, you may see additional filters by Source (the hospital or practice from which the medication information was derived), if your organization has implemented the Health Information Exchange feature and it is enabled in your user profile. The currently selected filter(s) are indicated by a checkmark.
2. Select or deselect one or more filters from the Filter Terms or Sources.
If some but not all of the filters are selected, a Select All button is available at the bottom of the screen; tap Select All to select all of the available filters. If all of the filters are selected, a Deselect All button is available; tap Deselect All to deselect of the filters.
3. Tap Done.
The medications that match the filter criteria are displayed. If you selected more than one filter, the filters are OR’ed. For example, if you selected both the Active Scheduled and Active PRN filters, then any medications that are of the type Active Scheduled or Active PRN are displayed.
The filter(s) remain selected until you choose something different.
To go back to showing all of the medications for the patient:
1. From the Medications Summary list, tap Filter in the top-right corner of the screen.
2. At the bottom of the Filters screen, tap Select All, and then tap Done.
All of the available medications are displayed in the Medications Summary list.

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