Flashcards in Prescription Writing Deck (10):
Elements of an accurate prescription
Patient name, date, drug, dose, units, quantity to dispense, route, frequency, refills, clinical signature, and no substitution line
Class II drugs need a DEA number in every state
Name, Identifier, Date
Name, Address or DOB and date should be included on all rx.
NEVER write an rx for a patient that you have not seen
Dose and Units
After the drug name list the dose including units.
Decimal points- always lead never trail!
Dosage calculations information needed
Concentration of the drug, weight of patient, indication, rate of delivery
Five Key Factor Influence Decisions for amount dispensed and refills
Saftey, regulations, managed care specifications, convenience, and wastefulness.
Reduces potential filling errors and improves patients knowledge of the drug. If it doesn't say what its for then it cant be put on the label
Oral, sublingual, topical, inhaled, injected
Daily, twice a day, every 8hrs ect.