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IDL Process: No Current Meds

Doctor / Prescriber steps

Initial Steps

  1. In the patient’s record in Clinical Portal click the Medication/IDL tab.
  2. From menu on left click IDL Pathway.
  3. Click Enroll in Pathway.
  4. From Pathway drop-down select Immediate Discharge Letter.
  5. Click Select Episode of Care.
  6. If an episode of care has defaulted into the Encounter box make sure it is the current episode of care and click Complete.
  7. If the Encounter box is empty, click Add and use the Patient Episode Search pop up box to search for and select the episode, then click Complete.

Two-part process: IDL Form and Discharge Medication Review. These can be done in any order.

Part One: IDL Form

  1. In the patient’s record in Clinical Portal click the Medication/IDL tab.
  2. From menu on left click IDL Pathway.
  3. Click IDL Form.
  4. Fill in the required fields, entering the main body of the letter in the Comments field. Fields marked with a red asterisk are mandatory.
  5. Click Save Draft IDL if required. Complete must be clicked once the letter is finalised so that the nurse can complete the discharge process.

Part Two: Discharge Medication Review

  1. Click Discharge Medication Review then click the blue Discharge Medication Review Task button.
  2. The page will show no medications. Under Reviewed Medications click Confirm No Medications.
  3. Click Complete. This will trigger the Ward Discharge task.

Nursing steps

  1. In the patient’s record in Clinical Portal click the Medication/IDL tab.
  2. From menu on left click IDL Pathway.
  3. Click Ward Discharge.
  4. Check medications and content of letter.
  5. If information is correct, tick I confirm then click Generate IDL. The IDL is sent electronically to the GP.
  6. Click Print IDL Task then click Print IDL to print the letter.
  7. Click Complete.