How to edit or stop a medication schedule

Maintain a safe and responsive care agency by updating medication as changes occur

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Written by Ravi
Updated over a week ago

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Once a medication is added to Birdie it is never deleted, this is because they need to be evidenced. You will always have the option to edit or end a medication schedule.

What information cannot be edited?

There is some information that cannot be edited, if you need to edit the information below you will need to stop the current medication schedule and add it as a new medication. This includes medications on variable doses such as Warfarin.

  • The dose (e.g. mg/ml) of the medication

  • The type of medication (scheduled, PRN, blister pack)

It is not possible to change the medication type or dose as this would change the prescription and how the medication is logged. For instance, if you changed a PRN to scheduled, this would impact the dosage and the way this medication is logged.

Therefore, if you need to change the type of medication, we advise that you end the current medication schedule and create a new one.

How to edit a medication

Go to the Care Recipients Medication tab and click on Medication Scheduling.

On the list, find the medication you wish to edit and click on Edit. Complete the rest of the fields and when you are done make sure you click Confirm amended instructions and Yes, create schedule. This will ensure your changes have been made.

Once you have altered the medication, you will need to reassign this medication to a visit card. You will be prompted to do this straight away or to do it later, it is best practice to do this straight away so that you do not forget to add these to a visit.

IMPORTANT: Please note that it isn’t possible to edit a custom medication schedule today as a safeguarding precaution. You will see this:

How to stop a medication schedule

To stop a medication, find the medication you wish to stop and click on Edit, from here click on Stop medication schedule in the top right-hand corner.

On the calendar, select the last date and time of the medication, and click on Confirm. It is not possible to end a medication in the past. The schedule will now be stopped from the date and time you have selected.

You do not need to change anything on the Visits page if you have stopped a medication schedule, the medication will automatically be removed.

How to view Stopped medication

You can view all the current and stopped medications by going to Medication and then Medication Scheduling. Here you can toggle between Active and Stopped medications, you can also see who edited it last and the end date.

You will not be able to restart a stopped medication, if you need to start the medication again you will need to schedule it again for this Care Recipient.

If you have added a medication to be started on a future date, but need it to stop now, you can stop the medication from today's date. This will mean it won't be visible on the visits page and will be marked as stopped on the Medications scheduling and Medications monitoring pages.

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