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Flashcards in Prescription Writing Deck (10):
1

Elements of an accurate prescription

Patient name, date, drug, dose, units, quantity to dispense, route, frequency, refills, clinical signature, and no substitution line

2

DEA number

Class II drugs need a DEA number in every state

3

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

4

Dose and Units

After the drug name list the dose including units.
Decimal points- always lead never trail!

5

Dosage calculations information needed

Concentration of the drug, weight of patient, indication, rate of delivery

6

Five Key Factor Influence Decisions for amount dispensed and refills

Saftey, regulations, managed care specifications, convenience, and wastefulness.

7

Indication

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

8

Route

Oral, sublingual, topical, inhaled, injected

9

Frequency

Daily, twice a day, every 8hrs ect.

10

Signature

If only your practice name is printed on the top form PRINT your name under your signature