This guide contains all the Medication Line
design guidelines (mandatory and recommended)
accompanied by example diagrams to illustrate their application. Although offered
as a quick reference to already familiar guidance, you may also find this guide
useful for exploring areas of the guidance that are new to you.
Remember that this guide is not a replacement for the definitive version which
includes further usage examples (showing both correct and incorrect application)
and details the rationale behind the guidance.
Purpose of this Guidance
Medications may be represented electronically in varying degrees of detail
as well as in different areas of a user interface. For example:
A prescription summary displayed as part of a
A subset of prescription detail displayed in
a list of patient's current medications
A different subset of prescription detail
displayed in an electronic drug administration schedule
A text description of a medication appearing in such views is
referred to in this guidance as a 'medication line'. This
guidance details the content, formatting and layout of medication
lines depending on the purpose of the clinical application area
in which they appear.
This version of the Medication Line guide is based on the full guidance document
Design Guidance - Medication Line (v188.8.131.52) - PDF