Table of Contents
- 1 What is an unwanted result of using a medicine?
- 2 How would you explain to the patient the importance of taking the prescribed medication?
- 3 What strategies can you use to stay safe choosing and using medications?
- 4 How do you convince someone to take their medicine?
- 5 How do you help someone remember their medication?
- 6 What are five important guidelines for safe use of prescriptions?
- 7 What do you do if your pharmacy gives you the wrong prescription?
- 8 How do you say you have never tried drugs?
- 9 What are the risks of prescription medication errors?
What is an unwanted result of using a medicine?
A side effect is an unwanted symptom caused by medical treatment. All medicines can cause side effects, including prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines.
How would you explain to the patient the importance of taking the prescribed medication?
Taking your medicine as prescribed or medication adherence is important for controlling chronic conditions, treating temporary conditions, and overall long-term health and well-being. A personal connection with your health-care provider or pharmacist is an important part of medication adherence.
What strategies can you use to stay safe choosing and using medications?
Top 10 Tips for Safely Using Over-The-Counter Medicines
- Consult your doctor or pharmacist before purchasing an OTC product.
- Read the label carefully.
- Do not take medicines with the same active ingredients.
- Only treat the symptoms you have.
- Keep a current list of medicines you take.
Why is it important to identify the individual for whom the medications are prescribed?
It is very important that you know about the types of medications you administer to individuals, what they are used for and their side effects so that you can monitor their effects and provide good quality care and support to the individuals you work with.
Why is it important to administer medications correctly?
Benefits are effective management of the illness/disease, slowed progression of the disease, and improved patient outcomes with few if any errors. Harm from medications can arise from unintended consequences as well as medication error (wrong medication, wrong time, wrong dose, etc.).
How do you convince someone to take their medicine?
Talk about medicines in a way that is meaningful to the person. For example, point out the reasons to take medication. Say, “Your medicines help quiet the voices you hear,” or “Your medicines help you study and keep your grades up.” Link taking the medicines with things that the person enjoys.
How do you help someone remember their medication?
are a few helpful tips that can help you remember to take your medication:
- Create A Routine. Keep It Visible.
- Set An Alarm. Post A Note.
- Use A Pillbox. Flip Pill Bottle Over.
- Carry Extra Doses. Record Each Dose.
- Mobile Medication Reminder Apps **Available on Apple and Android devices. CVS.
What are five important guidelines for safe use of prescriptions?
One of the recommendations to reduce medication errors and harm is to use the “five rights”: the right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route, and the right time.
How do you overcome medication errors?
10 Strategies to Reduce Medication Errors
- MINIMIZE CLUTTER.
- VERIFY ORDERS.
- USE BARCODES.
- BE AWARE OF LOOK-ALIKE SOUND-ALIKE (LASA) DRUGS.
- HAVE A SECOND PAIR OF EYES CHECK PRESCRIPTIONS.
- DESIGN EFFECTIVE WARNING SYSTEMS.
- INVOLVE THE PATIENT.
- TRUST YOUR GUT.
Why it is important to monitor the effects of medication that has been prescribed for a service user?
All medications can cause side effects, which may lead to new symptoms or worsen existing symptoms, so it is important to monitor routinely all prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and supplements. It is also important to be mindful of possible interactions.
What do you do if your pharmacy gives you the wrong prescription?
The label and information on the packaging was correct, but the pills inside were not. If you have been prescribed a medication and your pharmacy has given you the wrong prescription or you are otherwise concerned about the medication or instructions, it is important to speak up right away.
How do you say you have never tried drugs?
If you experimented with drug use in the past but are not currently using drugs, you can say something like, “I wish I could say I had never tried drugs, but I made some foolish choices when I was younger.”
What are the risks of prescription medication errors?
The most obvious risk of errors is the fact that patients could take the wrong medication, or an inadequate dosage, which could result in illness or injury. Some patients do not realize that they have been given the wrong prescription medication until after consuming it and noticing unexpected side effects or no effect at all.
How many prescriptions are prescriptions with uncertain scientific evidence?
More than half of those prescriptions in 2008 were for uses with uncertain scientific evidence, according to a study from Stanford University and the University of Chicago based on more than 1,700 physician surveys ( Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 2011).