Discontinued Medication Tracker

When a chronic illness strikes a person, he goes through a series of medication and management steps. All the management of his disease depends on the stage at which it is diagnosed. Even if chronic illnesses are diagnosed well in time, they always need constant monitoring by the attending doctor to make sure that the patient is getting the right treatment at the right time.

Many times, during the treatment of a patient with a chronic illness, some medications are discontinued. Sometimes, some medications are discontinued by the hospital as per the instructions of the drug regulatory authority. It is mandatory to keep a record for both the health of the patients as well as legal purposes.

Discontinued Medication Tracker

Discontinued medication tracker for a patient

We will first discuss the discontinued medication tracker for an admitted patient. As we have discussed previously, such a tracker is always useful if the patient is admitted to the hospital or if he or she has a chronic illness. In both cases, hospital staff keep a record so that patient progress and response to the medications can be noted and better decisions can be made in the best interests of the patient’s health.

  1. So, in a tracker like this, it is so important that the identity of the patient is maintained on every document. The patient’s name, age, gender, and any hospital medical record number are a must on every document.
  2. Then we have to mention the diagnosis of the patient. This is an important thing to do because this single word is going to justify why the medications are being changed. The diagnosis forms the foundation of good patient care in terms of documentation.
  3. The next couple of columns are designated for the names of drugs and their generic names.  We need to make sure we are writing the correct salt name.
  4. Concentration and doses of the drugs are also mandatory parts of the medical forms concerned with medications.
  5. In the immediate next column, we need to mention the effects, side effects, and vitals of the patient after the drug was discontinued. This is an extremely important step, as it determines what step has to be taken next. It also gives information about the reasons for discontinuing certain medications.
  6. The signature of the doctor who prescribed and then discontinued the medication is also an important part of the discontinued medication tracker.

Discontinued medication tracker in the hospital

Some drugs get discontinued from the market as per the orders of the drug regulatory authority of the country. The decision is based on the year’s research and data analysis from real-life patients. The decision is then made to withdraw the drug, and all the hospitals are bound to follow the order. For the record, these drugs are still maintained to make sure everyone in the hospital is informed and reminded of the discontinued drugs and their reasons.

You may also like...