WRITING PRESCRIPTIONS

WRITING PRESCRIPTIONS

 

WRITING PRESCRIPTIONS

 

Electronic medical records systems are not always available, so the importance of knowing how to write an accurate prescription on a prescription pad is imperative. Writing prescription medications is something you will be doing day after day, patient after patient. There are special considerations depending on the DEA schedule of controlled medication you are writing. This Assignment will start preparing you for this task and understanding.

Note: Written prescriptions for pharmacies may differ from chart orders for hospitalizations. For this Assignment, you are writing outpatient prescriptions for pharmacies.

 

Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity. Click the weekly resources link to access the resources.

 

  • Review the Required Learning Resources.
  • Review the correct way/order to write a prescription.
  • Consider how prescriptions might be properly written for specific

 

Create prescriptions using the patient information, medications, and indications listed below. Your goal is to demonstrate the accurate way to write a prescription that a patient would present to a pharmacy. The prescription should be written and signed. You will develop your mock prescriptions in a word document to include everything one might find on a printed prescription pad. You will write one prescription per page.

 

To write your prescriptions, please use the following patient information:

  • Patient Name: Jane Doe
  • DOB 1/1/2001
  • Duration: 3 months

 

Write a prescription for each of the following medications:

  • Sertraline, 100mg each day (depression)
  • Lorazepam, 1mg twice each day, if needed (panic attacks)
  • Aripiprazole, 2mg before bedtime (depression)
  • Methylphenidate ER, 54mg every morning before school (ADHD)

Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 10.

 

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Criteria Ratings Pts
Prescription for Sertraline, 100mg each day. Includes date of issue; patient’s name and address, date of birth; clinician’s name, address, DEA number; and drug name, drug strength, dosage form, quantity prescribed, indication, and refills. 25 to >19.0 pts Excellent

The response accurately and clearly writes a prescription for the medication in accordance with the patient information. All elements are included.

19 to >14.0 pts Good

The response accurately writes a prescription for the medication in accordance with the patient information. At least 75% of elements are included.

14 to >10.0 pts Fair

The response inaccurately or vaguely writes a prescription for the medication in accordance with the patient information. At least 50% of elements are included

10 to >Opts Poor

The response inaccurately and vaguely writes a prescription for the medication in accordance with the patient information, or it is missing. At least 25% or less elements included

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 pts

Prescription for Lorazepam, 1mg twice each day, if needed for panic attacks. Includes date of issue; patient’s name and address, date of birth; clinician’s name, address, DEA number; and drug name, drug strength, dosage form, quantity prescribed, indication, and refills. 25 to >19.0 pts Excellent

The response accurately and clearly writes a prescription for the medication in accordance with the patient information. All elements are included.

19 to >14.0 pts Good

The response accurately writes a prescription for the medication in accordance with the patient information. At least 75% of elements are included.

14 to >10.0 pts Fair

The response inaccurately or vaguely writes a prescription for the medication in accordance with the patient information. At least 50% of elements are included

10 to >Opts Poor

The response inaccurately and vaguely writes a prescription for the medication in accordance with the patient

information, or it is missing. At least 25% or less elements included

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 pts

Prescription for Aripiprazole, 20mg before bedtime.

Includes date of issue; patient’s name and address, date of birth; clinician’s name, address, DEA number; and drug name, drug strength, dosage form, quantity prescribed, indication, and refills.

25 to >19.0 pts Excellent

The response accurately and clearly writes a prescription for the medication in accordance with the patient information. All elements are included.

19 to >14.0 pts Good

The response accurately writes a prescription for the medication in accordance with the patient information. At least 75% of elements are included.

14 to >10.0 pts Fair

The response inaccurately or vaguely writes a prescription for the medication in accordance with the patient information. At least 50% of elements are included

10 to >Opts Poor

The response inaccurately and vaguely writes a prescription for the medication in accordance with the patient

information, or it is missing. At least 25% or less elements included

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 pts

Prescription for Methylphenidate ER, 54mg every morning before school. Includes 25 to >19.0 pts Excellent

The response accurately and

19 to >14.0 pts Good

The response accurately writes a

14 to >10.0 pts Fair

The response inaccurately or

10 to >Opts Poor

The response inaccurately

25 pts

 

Criteria Ratings Pts
date of issue; patient’s

name and address, date of birth; clinician’s name, address, DEA number; and drug name, drug strength, dosage form, quantity prescribed, indication, and refills.

clearly writes a

prescription for the medication in accordance with the patient information. All elements are included.

prescription for the

medication in accordance with the patient information. At least 75% of elements are included.

vaguely writes a

prescription for the medication in accordance with the patient information. At least 50% of elements are included

and vaguely

writes a prescription for the medication in accordance with the patient information, or it is missing. At least 25% or less elements included

Total Points: 100

 


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