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Monitor for adverse interactions known to
Be alert for as-yet unknown interactions.
unknown 26 Making PRN Decisions
PRN – pro re nata, meaning “as needed”
Know the reason for drug use.
Be able to assess the patient’’s medication
needs. 27 Managing Toxicity
Early identification makes early
Know the early signs of toxicity.
Know the procedure for toxicity
management. 28 29
29 Application of Pharmacology in
Drug name and therapeutic category
Route and technique of administration
Expected therapeutic response and when
it should develop
Nondrug measures to enhance therapeutic
30 Application of Pharmacology in
Duration of treatment
Method of drug storage
Symptoms of major adverse effects and
measures to minimize discomfort and
Major adverse drug-drug and drug-food
Whom to contact in the event of
therapeutic failure, severe adverse
reactions, or severe adverse interactions
reactions, 31 Teaching Dosage and
Give patient the following information:
– Name of drug
– Dosage and schedule of administration
– Technique of administration
– Duration of drug use
– Storage of drug 32 Applica...
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- Spring '14