Med oral liquid PRN

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Approval Status

  • Approval Status: Approved
  • Example Task Force: 3/5/2018
  • SDWG: 6/27/2019

C-CDA 2.1 Example:

  • 2.16.840.1.113883.
  • 2.16.840.1.113883.
  • 2.16.840.1.113883.
  • 2.16.840.1.113883.
  • 2.16.840.1.113883.
  • 2.16.840.1.113883.

Reference to full CDA sample:

  • Medications in empty CCD

Validation location


  • This is an example of a liquid medicaiotn PRN (as needed) with a cough precondition specified.


  • Brett Marquard, (GitHub: brettmarquard)


  • medications



Example: download example view on GitHub

    the following example to represent a medication order for 6mg (2 milliliter of the antitussive, noscapine 3 mg/mL) 
    oral liquid every 4 to 6 hours prn for cough for 10 days.

    <templateId root="2.16.840.1.113883."/>
    <templateId root="2.16.840.1.113883." extension="2014-06-09"/>
    <!-- Medication Section (entries required) -->
    <code code="10160-0" codeSystem="2.16.840.1.113883.6.1" codeSystemName="LOINC" displayName="History of Medication Use"/>
        <table border="1" width="100%">
                    <th>Effective Dates (start - stop)</th>
                <tr ID="Medication_1">
                        <content ID="MedicationName_1" xmlns="urn:hl7-org:v3">Noscapine 3 MG/ML Oral Solution</content>
                        <content>every 4 to 6 hours prn for cough</content>
                        <content>6 mg (2 mL)</content>
                    <td>12/21/17 - 12/31/17</td>
    <entry typeCode="DRIV">
        <substanceAdministration classCode="SBADM" moodCode="INT">  <!-- the medication is intended to be taken -->
            <templateId root="2.16.840.1.113883." />
            <templateId root="2.16.840.1.113883." extension="2014-06-09"/>
            <id root="7482acd4-693c-4539-b0db-f21c2bf477c0" extension="1015" />
                <!-- This reference refers to medication information in unstructured portion of section-->
                <reference value="#Medication_1"/>
            <statusCode code="active" />  <!-- the medication order is currently active -->
            <effectiveTime xsi:type="IVL_TS">
                <low value="20171221"/>
                <high value="20171231"/>  <!-- take this medication for 10 days -->
            <!-- This second effectiveTime represents QID from medication sig. -->
            <!-- InstitutionSpecified = "true" means that it can be given 4 times per day but need not be exactly timed to every 6 hours-->
            <!-- InstitutionSpecified = "false" would mean that timing needs to be administered exactly as structured-->
            <!-- Operator "A" means that this timing information is in addition to previous effectiveTime information provided-->
            <effectiveTime xsi:type="PIVL_TS" institutionSpecified="true" operator="A">
                <period xsi:type="IVL_PQ">
                    <low value="4" unit="h"/>
                    <high value="6" unit="h"/>
            <routeCode code="C38288" codeSystem="2.16.840.1.113883." codeSystemName="NCI Thesaurus" displayName="Oral Route of Administration"/>
            <doseQuantity value="2" unit="mL" />
                <manufacturedProduct classCode="MANU">
                    <templateId root="2.16.840.1.113883." extension="2014-06-09"/>
                    <templateId root="2.16.840.1.113883." />
                    <id root="7482acd4-693c-4539-b0db-f21c2bf477c0" extension="1015" />
                        <code code="102494" codeSystem="2.16.840.1.113883.6.88" displayName="Noscapine 3 MG/ML Oral Solution" />
                <!-- Time the author noted that patient is on medication -->
                <templateId root="2.16.840.1.113883."/>
                <time value="201712210930-0500"/>
                    <id extension="54321" root="2.16.840.1.113883.4.6"/>
                    <code code="207Q00000X" codeSystem="2.16.840.1.113883.6.101"
                        codeSystemName="NUCC" displayName="Allopathic &amp; Osteopathic Physicians; Family Medicine"/>
                        <streetAddressLine>9987 ProviderPractice St.</streetAddressLine>
                    <telecom value="tel:+1(212)123-4567" use="WP"/>
            <precondition typeCode="PRCN">
                    <!-- ** Precondition for substance administration ** -->
                    <templateId root="2.16.840.1.113883."/>
                    <templateId root="2.16.840.1.113883." extension="2014-06-09"/>
                    <code code="ASSERTION" codeSystem="2.16.840.1.113883.5.4"/>
                    <!-- pre-condition PRN for cough specified for this medication. -->
                    <value xsi:type="CD" code="49727002" codeSystem="2.16.840.1.113883.6.96" displayName="Cough" />
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