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Unformatted text preview: teract with the prescribed medication. medication. Monitor for adverse interactions known to Monitor known occur. occur. Be alert for as-yet unknown interactions. Be unknown 26 Making PRN Decisions Making PRN – pro re nata, meaning “as needed” PRN “as Know the reason for drug use. Be able to assess the patient’’s medication s needs. needs. 27 Managing Toxicity Managing Early identification makes early Early intervention possible. intervention Know the early signs of toxicity. Know the procedure for toxicity Know management. management. 28 29 29 Application of Pharmacology in Patient Education Patient Drug name and therapeutic category Dosage size Dosing schedule Route and technique of administration Expected therapeutic response and when Expected it should develop it Nondrug measures to enhance therapeutic Nondrug responses responses 30 Application of Pharmacology in Patient Education Patient Duration of treatment Method of drug storage Symptoms of major adverse effects and Symptoms measures to minimize discomfort and harm harm Major adverse drug-drug and drug-food Major interactions interactions Whom to contact in the event of Whom therapeutic failure, severe adverse reactions, or severe adverse interactions reactions, 31 Teaching Dosage and Administration Administration 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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