You can set up the medical alerts that you want to have available for attaching to patients. Dentrix Ascend comes with a large set of default medical alerts, but you can add your own custom alerts as needed.
Note: Medical alerts are global (available to all locations across your organization).
To add a medical alert
How to get there
On the Settings menu, under Patient Care, click (or tap) Medical Alerts.
The Medical Alert page opens.
On the Medical Alert page, click (or tap) New Medical Alert.
Tip: You may want to verify that the medical alert that you want to add does not already exist in your practice database before you attempt to add the alert. Under Alert List, begin typing an alert in the search box, continue typing as needed to narrow the search results list. Alternatively, you can expand a section to look for an alert in that category.
The options for adding the medical alert become available.
Specify the category, description, and importance level of the medical alert.
Set up the following options:
Condition - Type a description of the medical alert. It can be up to 60 characters long.
Category - Select a category for the medical alert.
Permanent condition - If this medical alert will usually be permanent for patients to whom you attach it, select this check box to have the Permanent condition check box selected by default when you are attaching this medical alert to a patient. However, you can clear the Permanent condition check box for a patient's medical alert as needed. If a medical alert is not marked as permanent, you can set it as expired when applicable.
Alert Importance - Select the default level of importance of the medical alert:
High - For a patient with this alert attached, a message that describes the patient's condition or disease will appear each time you access the patient's information, and the Medical Alert icon will appear where applicable.
Low - For a patient with this alert attached, a message will not appear when you access the patient's information, but the Medical Alert icon will appear where applicable.
Click (or tap) Save.