The following CDRC resources are available to support safe Valproate Prescribing.
The CDRC system allows you to manage valproate prescribing in line with the valproate prevention programme.
You will need to add the recall type: Setup > Data Entry > Recall type
The following search, found in CDRC Quality > Drugs Requiring Monitoring, will identify all patients in the practice who appear to need an ARAF. It would be sensible to add this search to a batch report so a task is sent at regular intervals to an individual or group at the unit.
How to Access:
In the lower left hand corner use the search bar, type in ‘Valproate – CDRC’ and select the template:
Alternatively, press F12 and search for ‘Valproate – CDRC’, this will open the aforementioned template.
The Valproate template shows key information about valproate prescribing and safety.
If valproate is prescribed in a woman of child bearing potential the following alert is displayed.
This alert will not trigger if:
- There is a pending ARAF Recall recorded with a date in the future
- The woman is recorded as post-menopausal
- A hysterectomy is recorded
Practices might consider disabling the system-wide valproate alerts which are not very specific.