Policy Number


IWK - 540 Patient Alerts (Allergies - Adverse Reactions- Cautions)


To standardize the identification, assessment and documentation of patient allergies and adverse reactions to substances such as medication, contrast media, food, environment, and latex and to prevent their inadvertent administration, application or exposure during their journey at IWK Health. To ensure an accurate, single source of coded allergy information is maintained in the patient’s medical records with an audit trail of all edits to the patient’s allergy information.