Six examples of what different drug QR Barcodes look like. The number of black dots in each corresponding square-shaped QR Barcode relates to the number of characters in the doctor’s instructions. Scanning these QR Barcodes with the Our Pills Talk Medicine Safety App will speak out these embedded doctor’s instructions, otherwise known as “sigs”.
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How the prescription labels appear when the pharmacist prints this out during the dispensing of the patient’s prescription. Both labels are placed on the patient’s medication.
The Our Pills Talk Medicine Safety App QR Barcodes are also printed out on the patient’s repeat prescription form, in the right vertical column. This will provide support for the patient by speaking out which drugs and how many repeats are still available for dispensing.
Several QR Barcodes can be printed out down this column to provide different helpful information to the patient, providing added confidence with their medications.
Information contained in each relevant QR Barcode includes:
- Doctor’s Instructions, including
- drug brand name and generic name
- patient’s name
- how to take the medication
- date of dispensing
- number of repeats
- prescriber’s name
- prescription number
- CMI (Consumer Medicine Information)
- Patient Medication History Summary, useful for emergency event admissions, as well as for the patient’s and/or carer’s, and any newly-attending doctor’s medication history support.
- Patient Medication Organiser Summary for DAA’s (Dosage Administration Aids eg Webster Packs)