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If you abruptly stop your medication you could put your health at risk for serious side effects—medication-related or otherwise. And if you hear about a medication recall but aren’t sure if your meds are affected, check the FDA Enforcement Report, a weekly post from the FDA of all recalled medications. Always follow your doctor’s and pharmacist’s directions, research your medication and take some extra precautions to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you. Troy Taylor is a registered pharmacist in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Acknowledge that medication safety is a topic and an understanding of the area will affect how you perform the following tasks: Use generic names where appropriate Tailor your prescribing for each patient Learn and practise thorough medication history taking Know which medications are high-risk and take precautions. Medication Safety Methods Chapter Exam Instructions. Choose your answers to the questions and click ‘Next’ to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you.
That means you may not ask all employees to disclose any medications they take. Instead, you need to determine the job positions for which prescription-related questions would be job-related and consistent with business necessity. Typically, those will be safety-sensitive positions, such as drivers, police officers, and heavy equipment operators. That’s something that a pharmacist can tell you. Equally important, especially for parents, is to know what to do if some of the dose of medication didn’t get swallowed.
Or if the patient vomited soon after taking a dose. Ask the pharmacist what to do, because the answer is different depending on the medication. A: Call your doctor or pharmacist if you are concerned about an interaction.
Do not stop taking any prescribed medication without your doctor’s approval. Do not stop taking any prescribed. This may seem a strange question, but the reality is that over 50% of medication prescribed is either taken incorrectly or not at all.
If you don’t take your high blood pressure medication, you have a higher chance of having a heart attack or damaging your kidneys. Incorporating various types of “probing questions” into the patient interview may help trigger the patient’s memory on what medications they are currently taking. Here are some suggestions: Use both open-ended questions (e.g., “What do you take for your high cholesterol?”) and closed-ended questions (e.g, “Do you take medication for your high cholesterol?”) during the interview.
Do you keep your medication in a bathroom cabinet? Did you know this could be detrimental? Check out our safety tips on prescription medicine.
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