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Main week 2 COLLAPSE Questions practitioners should consider before prescribing medications to clients include what type of drug should you prescribe based on your patient’s diagnosis? How much of the drug should the patient receive? How often should the drug be administered? When should the drug not be prescribed? Are there individual patient factors that could create complications when taking the drug? In the scenarios presented scenario two hits home for me. I see a lot of nurses who ask practitioners they work with to prescribe antibiotics and other medications when they are not patients of these providers. Steps of the prescribing process include a medication history, patient history, knowledge of drug class and pharmacotherapies, dosing and understanding the diagnosis (Arcangelo, Peterson, Wilbur & Reinhold, 2017. The first two steps in this process is completely ignored when practitioners write prescriptions for people who are not their patients. Prescriptions needs to include drug name, strength, dosage, form,
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  • Fall '13
  • Physician, Drug Enforcement Administration, Medical prescription

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