Conveniently Calculating Doses on Your Mobile EHR
Seasoned users of drchrono’s e-prescription feature will know that the web version of the EHR has long had a dosage calculator built-in. This new update to the drchrono EHR/EMR mobile application brings the popular e-prescription dosage calculator to your iPad or iPhone. Now, you may conveniently calculate doses for on-the-go prescriptions while remaining mobile.
Using the Dosage Calculator
The dosage calculator works the same as the web EHR. Please note that though the dosage calculator is a convenient tool, it is not meant to replace your clinical judgement — please evaluate the dosage before you prescribe. To use the dosage calculator, refer to the following steps:
- Enter the dose per unit body weight for the medication. The calculator allows you to select between microgram/kilogram, milligram/kilogram, or gram/kilogram.
- Type in the body weight of the patient, your choice between kilograms or pounds
- The dose required will appear in the ‘Dose’ section. For a non-liquid dose, select ‘Use’ and your dosage will be automatically populated to your e-prescription dispense and unit fields.
- If you are using a liquid dose, type in the medication’s concentration (microgram, milligram, or gram per liter or milliliter). Your liquid dose will appear in the ‘Liquid Dose’ section of the calculator. Select ‘Use’ to populate your dispense and unit fields.
|Article by Thomas Your, Retention Specialist, drchrono
Thomas produces product content backed with data as part of the Customer Success team at drchrono. Thomas has been working in healthcare and technology since 2011 with a focus on data analysis in wearable medical devices. Thomas holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University, minoring in Computer Engineering and Business Administration & Management.