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The basic steps to create a dosing consult are:


1.Retrieve or enter patient data
Leave the search field blank and press Enter to list all patients alphabetically.
Or type in a patient last name and press Enter.
APK© will list all records matching your search spec.
Enter less information (last name only) for a broader search, or more (last, first) for a more specific search.



Click the add icon to create a new patient record.

The add icon is only visible after a search has been attempted


To list patients in the inactive database


Click the re-activate icon to retrieve an inactive patient.

The re-activate icon is only visible after a search has been attempted



2.Select dosing method

Click Prospective dosing or Serum level analysis.


3.Select a drug model from the drop down selection box.


4.Calculate ideal dose
Prospective dosing: you may modify the model defaults before clicking the calculate button.
Serum level analysis: enter the serum level data and the dose from which the data was derived then click the calculate button.  Or use a previous set of levels by clicking the Retrieve button.


5.Enter a recommended dose and interval.
6.View serum level graph graphbtn by clicking the graph icon on the toolbar or View/Graph on the menu bar.

Please note: If you wish to have a serum level graph printed on your dosing consult, click the Save button on the View Graph window.

7.Print a consult form consultbtn by clicking the print icon on the tool bar or by clicking File/Print consult on the menu bar.

Please note: Until a dose and interval has been correctly entered, the Print option is disabled.

Please note: It is very important that you print a consult form because it is at this point that the program is "triggered" to save the consult and pk data for future reports and analysis. It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to ALWAYS PRINT YOUR CONSULTS.

8.Print a monitoring form monitorbtn by clicking the monitor icon on the tool bar by clicking File/Print monitor on the menu bar.


Getting Help

Click the help icon helpbtn on the tool bar or click Help on the menu bar to access the contents of the help system.
Context-sensitive help is available at any time in the program simply by pressing the F1 Key.


There is a wealth of information contained within this online help file, please familiarize yourself with it.



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