Medication adherence is very important in achieving patient’s therapeutic goal as it is the pinnacle of good therapeutic outcome and effective pharmacological response of drugs. The points below will help us understand the important role and how critical medication adherence is in the healthcare system. I. In particular disorder like epilepsy, medication adherence is important to maintain a constant serum drug concentration to avoid convulsion in epileptic patients. Sodium valproate is considered as an epileptic drug that requires high adherence to reduce the risk of convulsive episodes in patients.
You can assess much of patients’ mental status via simple observation and through their answers to your questions during history taking. For a screening exam, you are done if the patient makes appropriate eye contact and does not drift off or need things repeated, is able to converse normally with you, and answers questions about medical history and recent events in a consistent manner. Obviously, if the patient’s spouse or child is sitting there shaking his or her head, repeatedly correcting the patient, or giving you a completely different account of historical or recent events, you will need to do a more formal assessment. Seven areas of mental status need to be considered: 1. Level of awareness.
Prospective DUE: Prospective review includes reviewing a patient's planned medication therapy before a medication is dispensed. This process allows the pharmacist to identify and rectify problems before the patient has obtain the drugs. Pharmacists periodically perform prospective evaluation in their daily practice by reviewing a prescription medications dosage and directions while evaluating patient information for possible drug interactions. When part of an online claims adjudication process, prospective DUE sometimes relies on computerized algorithms to perform key checks involving drug interactions, duplications or contraindications with the patient’s disease state or
NSAIDs which are used to reduce pain, fever, and inflammation. NSAIDs work to reduce prostaglandins………… Opioids are an artificial drugs have the same effect as the opiate on the body. Opioids have two categories semisynthetic and synthetic opioids drugs. The opioids drugs affect the brain by acting on the opioids receptors. After taking high doses of opioids, addiction occurs that the body gets used to it, and will not respond
To ensure the best care, your doctors need to know the history of the medicines you have taken and the ones you are currently taking in order to prevent drug interactions. Jotting down your medicines in a journal or a medication log can save you the stress of trying to recall the name of these medicines. Remembering the dosage, intervals, and duration of multiple drugs can be really hard, especially for busy people. Inquire. If there is something you don’t understand regarding your medication regimen and the doctor’s prescription (like in the case of illegible handwriting), never hesitate to ask.
The most important medical treatment for Parkinson’s disease is Carbidopa-Levodopa, which is a combination of two different drugs; Carbidopa is added to reduce nausea, which Levodopa often causes when taken by itself. The drug Levodopa is absorbed by blood from the small intestines and travels to the brain, where it converts into dopamine and stays in the neurons until needed (“Carbidopa-Levodopa”). Recommended exercises for victims with Parkinson’s include stretching, yoga, Pilates, and strengthening exercises (“Exercise”). Often used as a last resort, surgical treatments are available those whose Parkinson’s related symptoms cannot be cured through medicine. One of the these treatments is called Deep Brain Stimulation, a neurosurgical procedure used to treat symptoms such as tremor, stiffness, and difficulties walking.
For inspection, the axillae will be examined for any rash for infection. Palpation of the axillae will occur with the following steps (Jarvis, 2009, pp. 417-418): 1. The nurse will lift the patient’s arm and support it on his/her left arm so that the patient’s muscles are relaxed and loose. 2.
Peplau’s theory include three phase: orientation phase, working phase and termination phase. The first phase is the “orientation phase”, it is initiated when patient go for professional assistance, I introduce myself because before that we are strangers to each other and analyze patient’s situation,explain the reasons of learn Ryles tube feeding technique and know more about how the patient feel and also some basic information the patient, giving the leaflet is one of example. Patient comes with anxiety, through the communication process, nurse should help patient to identify what the problem is and comfort patient mentally, have you heard about attitude determined everything? Only when patient adjust
The wide ranges of medications on the market provided have similar names, packaging and possibly come in more than one dose, thus, pharmacists and nurses have to take special care when giving treatment to wards and patients respectively, since these provide higher incidence of medication error. This is why double checking is very important even though sometimes both parties are restrained with time, workload and interruption. Nurses play a key role in the course of medication administration, and therefore they must be active in the avoidance of medication errors (Aiken et al., 2002, Benjamin 2002, cited by MRAYYAN et al., 2007).Although each and every hospital has policies and protocols these may still be violated due to a number of reasons, including interruption, distraction, disruption and many activities to take care of at the same time whilst administering medication. It is never over-emphasized to promote the importance of the 5 rights. The 5 rights are right drug, dose, patient, route and time of which can be easily neglected due
Nurses can give the prescribed medications to their clients, but it is the nurses’ jobs to ensure that their clients are reaching maximum potential. If a client is in crisis or a manic state, the nurse can provide different therapy techniques to calm them down or ground them to. It is priority for the nurse to keep their patient safe during an episode. It is pertinent for a nurse to be empathetic during the aftermath of the episode. After an episode of acute mania, a client may feel embarrassed or disoriented.