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policy 0306 : Management of Patient Allergy Information in the Electronic Medical Record

The electronic medical record (referred to herein as the "EMR") is the official repository within the University of Virginia Medical Center for all patient allergy information and shall be referred to for allergy information requests. Allergy information shall be entered and/or verified in the EMR for each patient encounter. To ensure safety of the medication use system, medication orders shall not be processed by pharmacists until patient allergies have been verified for the current encounter. Clinical staff shall apply red allergy armbands for patients in the inpatient setting and procedural areas with Type I hypersensitivity reactions.

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