Let’s start off two examples:
- KETAMINE, 50mg/ml, 5ml, Amp.
- SODIUM CHLORIDE, 0.9%, 500ml, Drops
How would you store this, assuming you wouldn’t go into using drug ingredients, that’d add too much complexity in our setup. In that case I’m wondering as to where those concentrations should go.
|KETAMINE||Amp.||5ml - 50mg/ml|
|SODIUM CHLORIDE||Drops||500ml - 0.9%|
That’d be, keeping granularity on the concepts that represent the active components (KETAMINE, SODIUM CHLORIDE), but somehow hacking onto the strength (in a way that it’d remain parsable).
|KETAMINE - 50mg/ml||Amp.||5ml|
|SODIUM CHLORIDE - 0.9%||Drops||500ml|
That’d be taking the stance that a specific concentration is the active component (KETAMINE - 50mg/ml, SODIUM CHLORIDE - 0.9%).
We need an appropriate way to store this in an IPD setup without firing a bullet in our own foot in terms of potential for future reporting. I’ve got a feeling that option 1 is probably acceptable, but it’d be great to get the lights of clinicians and health informatics specialists out there.