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1. What are strategies promote understandable patient education?

Avoid jargon, technical terms, and abbreviations. Provide written instructions and illustrations or diagrams. Use repetition. Relate new content to previous learning. Highlight important concepts. Ask the patient to summarize in own words what was taught.


2. What factors may vary learning needs?

Life span, gender, lifestyle, diet, habits, environment, culture, genetic variations


3. What are the benefits of shared goals?

Shared goals lead to improved adherence and promote therapeutic outcomes.


4. What components must be included in a complete patient education plan for a newly-prescribed drug?

Drug name and reason for use; dosage, route, and frequency; duration of therapy; missed or double dose management; special directions for administration, drug stability, storage, and disposal; managing side effects; reporting serious adverse drug reactions; interactions with food, drugs, herbs, and disease states; and self-monitoring techniques.


5. Who should be included in patient education sessions?

Family members and caregivers involved in the patient’s care.


6. Name the two official pharmacopeias for the United States.

United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and National Formulary (NF)


7. What documents foster interdisciplinary communication?

Interdisciplinary clinical pathways with common protocols for patients with similar medical diagnoses, designated responsibilities and actions for each discipline, time frames to meet specified outcomes.


8. What is the correct way to make sure you are dispensing the right drug?

Do 3 checks! Check before preparing the drug, after preparing the drug, and before administering the drug.


9. What are the nursing responsibilities in medication administration?

Ascertaining appropriateness of drug order, accurate transcription of the medication order, correct administration of the drug to the right patient, accurate documentation of administration and responses to drug.


10. What are the professional responsibilities of medication administration?

Follow institutional policies and procedures, as well as state and federal laws and regulations concerning medication administration.