Prescription Order Entry
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The acronym “CPOE” stands for _______.
Place a check next to each true statement regarding medication errors:
A patient calls asking for a refill of his acne antibiotic. After looking up his medical record, you discover that there are multiple patients who share the same name. Which personal identifier is typically considered the best method of distinguishing two “same name” patients from one another?
Please match each medication type with the manner with which its strength is typically indicated.
- Liquids (Taken Orally)
- Topically Applied Medications
Please match the following examples of quantity per dose with the most likely type of medication it’s describing.
- Take 3 ML
- Inject 1.0 ML
- Take Three
- Apply Two Pea-Sized Drops
Liquid (Taken Orally)
The route of delivery terms “PO”, “By Mouth”, and “Orally” all mean the same and can be written interchangeably.
When indicating frequency of dose, it’s always preferred to use Latin terms (PO, TID, etc.) as they create a more professional and appealing visit note.
The duration field in prescription order entry is specifically used to indicate _______.
Your supervising physician has verbally described the treatment plan to the patient, including the prescription details, but she has now left the room and is relying on you to send the prescription to the pharmacy. You think she said “2 refills”, but you’re not sure. Perhaps she said “12 refills”? What are some examples of why it’s important to always confirm that the correct number of refills are entered before sending the prescription to the pharmacy?
Those entering prescription orders on behalf of the physician should always put patient safety first. This includes paying close attention to the directions that he/she verbalizes as well as asking if/when there is any uncertainty regarding the prescription details.
Which of the following statements best describes Clinical Decision Support (“pop-up”) alerts?