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Question CCS - Progress of Antibiotic Course!

If we prescribe a treatment, say e.g. an antibiotic for an infection but usually we don't see that patient again, I mean, you would tell them, take this for 10 days and only return if there has been no improvement after x days. Anyway, we don't schedule a follow up, or we might schedule one like 3 or 4 weeks later. How and when do we stop the antibiotic then? Unless you see the patient that specific day, the software just keeps that treatment as continuous
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It depends, if the patient is treated completely and case does not end then you can cancel the order............but if case ends and patient has got better but not treated completely then you have to act according to time from the case (ie hours/days from start, which is at left lower corner). We should not cancel some orders because the time we have come ahead is small, but on other hand if time is ripe and far ahead and it is wise o then we can stop (cancel) that particular treatment.
I might have confused you further, but please refer to Archers slide show for CCS (its free).
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It depends,if the patient is treated completely and case does not end then you can cancel the order............but if case ends and patient has got better but not treated completely then you have to act according to time from the case(ie hours/days from start,which is at left lower corner).We should not cancel some orders because the time we have come ahead is small,but on other hand if time is ripe and far ahead and it is wise o then we can stop(cancel) that particular treatment.
I might have confused you further,but please refer to Archers slide show for CCS(its free).
Thanks doc.mav, I checked archer but it's not in there.
For example, you want to prescribe a 10 day course of antibiotics in the office, so you prescribe and send the patient home. Do you have to make an appointment in 10 days just to d/c the antibiotics? Or do you go on "check in 10 days" and just stop antibiotics even if the patient is not in the office?
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Thanks doc.mav, I checked archer but it's not in there.
For example, you want to prescribe a 10 day course of antibiotics in the office, so you prescribe and send the patient home. Do you have to make an appointment in 10 days just to d/c the antibiotics? Or do you go on "check in 10 days" and just stop antibiotics even if the patient is not in the office?
I think we can stop (cancel) the antibiotic if patient is fine and thats the time period for which he should be having that (usually the case will end before that) but yes, we should schedule an appointment. If he is not fine then we can cancel and change to a different antibiotic.
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You should always schedule a follow up appointment for your patient to see progress.

If the infection requires 10 days of treatment then schedule the patient after 10 days and the software will tell you if they are fine now or not.

If they are fine and happy then stop the treatment. If they are worse and not relieved then cancel your treatment and try some other medicine or other therapeutic option.

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