The purpose of the assignment is to provide an opportunity for students to practice writing prescriptions before they start their practicum rotation. Understanding how to accurately write a prescription helps to minimize medication errors and adverse events.
Activity Learning Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
- Identify the components of a prescription. (CO 1,2,3,4 & 5)
- Identify abbreviations that are approved and acceptable to be used. (CO 1,2,3,4 & 5)
- Accurately write a prescription based on a given patient scenario. (CO 1,2,3,4 & 5)
Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 2, 3, & 7
(Week 2 for practice purposes only)
Total Points Possible: 45 points
Prior to starting this assignment, student should read and familiarize themselves with the following resources:
- The Week 2 “Prescription Writing Tutorial”
- Institute of Safe Medication Prescribing (ISMP) list of error-prone abbreviations (Links to an external site.)
- Scroll down once you click on the link to see the list of abbreviations
- In week 2, 3 & 7, faculty will present to you a case scenario and you will accurately write a prescription(s).
- Each assignment is worth 45 points and follows the RX writing assignment rubric (week 2 is for practice purposes only).
- Prescriptions must be written or typed on the template provided and submitted by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT.
- Each prescription must be written on the corresponding RX Template (Links to an external site.).
- Review the RX Writing presentation below:
Louis Brown (DOB 10/12/1975) returns to your office for a 6 month follow-up visit with a stable, well-controlled seizure disorder. He needs a prescription refill on his levetiracetam which he has been taking without issue for several years. He was released by his neurologist last year since he has had no seizure activity on the current dose of medication for more than 2 years. After consulting with the neurologist, you have agreed to take over writing for his maintenance dose as long as he continues to remain seizure free. He takes 1500mg of twice per day. The drug is available in 250mg, 500mg, 750mg, and 1000mg tablets.
He wants to continue to use a mail-order delivery, so he will need the prescription written for a 90 day supply. His next follow-up visit is in 6 months and he will need enough medication to last until then. He has NKDA. His address is 9056 Eagle Park Road, Atlanta, GA 30302. Your NP license number is RN230125. Your NPI number is 1832217629.
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