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If a patient has any known allergies or reactions, you can include these in the Adverse Reactions module.
To enable interaction checking when prescribing, please see our article on Drug & Allergy Interaction Checking.
You can add a reaction by selecting the plus icon in the Adverse Reactions module and filling out the details of the window.
- Click the + icon within the Adverse Reactions module.
- The New Adverse Reaction window will open.
- Enter the name of the agent (substance) the patient has an allergy or reaction to.
- Search for the manifestation (reaction). Gentu will prompt you to select from a list of matching results.
- Select the reaction severity.
- Enter any notes as needed.
- Press SAVE.
Note: If there are no matches when adding an agent or manifestation, you can simply move to the next field and your entered text will be retained.
The new adverse reaction will be added to the patient's Adverse Reactions module.
If you hover over an Adverse Reaction in the list, you can optionally choose to select the flag icon . Reactions that have been flagged will appear in the Patient Record Header, and will also appear on any Theatre Lists.
You can make changes to an Adverse Reaction by clicking on it from the list of reactions.
In this window, you can make any required changes, or you can choose the DELETE button to remove this reaction from the patient's record.
If your patient does not have any known adverse reactions, you can check the No Adverse Reactions checkbox within the Adverse Reactions area of their clinical file.
> How do I add a new agent or manifestation to the Adverse Reactions window?
The Agents and Manifestations available in the Adverse Reactions list are provided as-is by SNOMED.
It is possible to record your own adverse reaction manually by entering it into the Manifestation field. However, manually-added manifestations will not be saved to the list for future use.