All allergies entered into DrFirst will be pulled into BestNotes. Allergies entered into BestNotes will not be pulled into DrFirst. It is recommended best practice to manage all allergies in DrFirst. The following instructions will be executed from DrFirst Patient Summary, and will outline 4 methods to add allergies 

Add allergy

If you have yet to add allergies for your patient, a notification will display at the top of the screen. 

No allergies

  1. Select "NKDA".
  2. Confirm NKDA.
  3. Allergy entry will display as "No Known Drug Allergies (NKDA)".

If you have previously selected NKDA and you now need to list a specific allergen, once you have added the new allergen the NKDA will automatically be removed.

Common allergy

  1. Select "Add Allergy".
  2. Select drop-down "Or Select Common Allergen".
  3. Select the common allergy from the list.

Searchable drug allergy

  1. Select "Add Allergy".
  2. Search for the drug allergy in the search box.
  3. Select the appropriate allergy.

Non-drug related allergy

  1. Select "Add Allergy".
  2. Search for non-drug related allergy in the search box and select allergy (or enter on keyboard).
  3. Select "Enter Free Text..." link to add allergy.

If a red pill icon displays next to an allergy, this indicated that DrFirst cannot conduct a drug-allergy check because the allergy was entered as free text.

Add allergy details

  1. In popup window, select "REACTION" from drop-down.
  2. Once selected, the reaction will display within the "CHOSEN REACTIONS (MAY FREETEXT)" field.
  3. If reaction required is not listed, add freetext to "CHOSEN REACTIONS (MAY FREETEXT)" field.
  4. Select "SEVERITY" from drop-down.
  5. Select "ONSET DATE" if applicable.
  6. Select "Save".
  7. Allergy will now display.
  8. Repeat steps for each allergy.

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