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Summary Screen

The Summary screen shows a listing of your latest ten Allergy entries. You can re-sort the list by clicking on any of the column headers indicated by a link with the up and down arrow symbol. If you have more than ten entries, you will see links at the bottom of the table that you can use to index through the entire list.

Using this Page

Add New - Click this button if you wish to add a new entry to the table. You will be taken to a page that allows you to enter details for a new record.

View Details - By clicking on the name of each allergy (blue, underlined), you will link to a page the shows the full detail of that record.

Edit - By clicking on the pencil icon of each entry, you will link to a page that allows you to change information that you have previously recorded.

Delete - The "X" icon will take you to a details page allowing you to confirm your decision before completely removing the entry from the system.

Printer Friendly - This link will take you to a page that shows the table summary in a printer-friendly format. This new page is specially designed to be printed on an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper.

Printer Friendly Summary Screen

The Printer Friendly Summary screen provides a printer-friendly format for the summary table of your health information. It is designed so it will print neatly on an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper. The information on this page consists of the entries you had listed on the Summary screen. (If you would like to print a different set of information you must go back to the Summary screen, make your selection and then return to this page.) You will see a border around the main content area describing the printable area. This border is indicated by the phrase "The printable information appears within this border." You will see other information outside of that border, but what is inside is the only information that will print out.

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Print - The Print button will open your browser's print dialog box. You must click the OK button to initiate the print-out.

Done - Clicking this button will take you back to the Summary screen.

View Details Screen

The Details screen is a read-only page that allows you to view all of the details of a record. From this page you have the option to edit or delete the entry, or link to a printer friendly version, by clicking the respective buttons/links. You may also choose to add a new entry ("Add New") or return to the summary list ("Return to List").

Using this Page

Edit - By clicking the Edit button, you will link to a page that allows you to change information that you have previously recorded.

Delete - The Delete button will take you to a similar page allowing you to confirm your decision before completely removing the entry from the system.

Add New - Click this button if you wish to add a new entry to the table. You will be taken to a page that allows you to enter details for a new record.

Return to List - Clicking this button will take you back to the Summary page.

Printer Friendly - This link will take you to a similar view of the details. This view is specially designed to be printed on an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper.

Printer Friendly Details Screen

The Printer Friendly Details page allows the details of your health entry to be printed neatly on an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper. You will see a border around the main content area describing the printable area. This border is indicated by the phrase "The printable information appears within this border." You will see other information outside of that border, but what is inside is the only information that will print out.

Using this Page

Print - The Print button will open your browser's print dialog box. You must click the OK button to initiate the print-out.

Done - Clicking this button will take you back to the Details page of this record.

Add New Screen

The Add New screen allows you to enter a new listing into your personal Allergy record. There are several input fields available for you to record information about this entry. The available fields are described below. Some of these fields are required and some are optional. The required fields are indicated by an asterisk symbol (*). You must click the Save button for your entry to be recorded. You also have the option to "Save and Add Another," which will save your entry and open another Add New screen. After you click "Save" or "Cancel" you will be taken back to the Summary screen. The "Reset" button will return the fields to their original state (blank). If for some reason the system is not able to process your entry, the page will refresh with a message explaining what must be done to proceed.

Using this Page

Allergy (Required) - Use this field to enter the name of the allergy, sensitivity or reaction. You may enter up to 50 characters in this space.

Date (Required) - You must enter a date to identify this record. Select a date by clicking on the calendar icon. The calendar icon will open a pop-up window with a clickable calendar. By clicking a date in the calendar, the date field will be automatically set and you may continue filling out the form. The day of the month is not required for Allergy entries.

Severity - Enter the severity of this allergic reaction as Severe, Moderate or Mild.

Diagnosed? - Has this allergy been clinically diagnosed by a medical professional? Select either Yes or No.

Reaction - Enter a brief description of the allergic reaction in this field. You can enter up to 255 characters.

Comments - This is where you can enter any additional thoughts you had about this particular allergy record. You may enter up to 255 characters.

Save or Save and Add Another - You must click one of these buttons to save the entry.

Edit Allergy Information (self-entered)

There are two ways to access the Edit Allergy Information (self-entered) screen. You can select the pencil icon from the View Allergy Information (self-entered) screen or select the Edit button while viewing the details of an Allergy record on the View Allergy Information (self-entered) screen.

pencil icon

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edit button

With the Edit Allergy Information (self-entered) screen, you can edit all the information that you previously entered. You cannot edit any Allergy information from your VA electronic health record.

The input fields for self-entered Allergies are described below. Some of these fields are required and some are optional. The required fields are indicated by an asterisk symbol (*).

You must select the Save button for your changes to be recorded. If you select Cancel, any changes you made will not be saved. After you select Save or Cancel you will be taken back to the View Allergy Information (self-entered) screen. The Reset button will return the fields to the original values before any changes were made. If for some reason the system is not able to process your entry, the page will refresh with a message explaining what must be done to proceed.

Using this Page

Allergy * (Required) - Use this field to enter the name of the allergy, sensitivity or reaction. You may enter up to 50 characters in this space.

Date * (Required) - You must enter a date to identify this record. Select a date by clicking on the calendar icon. The calendar icon will open a pop-up window with a selectable calendar. By selecting a date in the calendar, the date field will be automatically set and you may continue filling out the form.

Severity - Select the appropriate severity of this allergic reaction from the drop down box as Severe, Moderate, or Mild. You can also leave this field blank.

Diagnosed? - Has this allergy been clinically diagnosed by a medical professional? Select either Yes or No from the drop down box. You can also leave this field blank.

Reaction - Enter a brief description of your allergic reaction in this field. You can enter up to 255 characters.

Comments - This is where you can enter any additional thoughts you had about this particular allergy record. You may enter up to 255 characters.

Save - You must select this button to save the entry.

Reset - This button returns the fields to the original values before any changes were made.

Cancel - This button returns you to the View Allergy Information (self-entered) screen without saving any changes.

Delete Screen

The Delete screen is a read-only page that allows you to review the details of a record before it is deleted from the system. If you are sure you would like to delete the record, click the "Delete" button. Clicking this button will permanently erase the entry from the system.

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Delete - The Delete button will permanently erase the chosen record.