Flashcards in hazards of drug use and prescribing Deck (12)
what can go wrong with drug administration?
acute toxic reactions
what are the 4 stages of anaphylaxis?
swelling of tissues
reduction in circulatory blood vol.
circulatory failure if not addressed
what drugs interact due to protein binding?
warfarin & aspiring/NSAIDS
what drugs interact due to metabolism?
what happens in acute toxic reactions?
unexpected and potentially life threatening
bone marrow suppression
hepatotoxicity & biliary stasis
what are the 3 main prescribing errors?
the decision to prescribe
-would dif tx be better
prescribing the wrong drug
-adverse drug reaction
incorrectly completing the rx
what should be on a rx?
px name, address, age (<18)
DOB, CHI number
number days tx
drug to be prescribed
drug formulation & dosage
instruction of quality to be dispensed
instructions to give tp px
signed by presciber
how long is a rx valid for?
what are the requirements when writing a rx?
key px info must be legible
full instructions in ink
legally dentist must sign
what is usually added to a private rx?
what are the advantages of written instructions when instructing a px?
stressed px may not remember
language issues may prevent proper understanding
-multilingual, large print
contact number for px issues with medicine