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CPSNL Writing Prescriptions Module

CPSNL Writing Prescriptions Module

Prescribing medications is an important part of a physician’s medical practice. It encompasses more than physically writing a prescription. This module addresses the following four categories to help you ensure patient care and safety:

  Unit 1 Legal and Regulatory - legal and regulatory guidelines for prescribing drugs.
  Unit 2 Relationships and Responsibilities - Relationship between physician and pharmacists and knowing each other’s responsibilities.
  Unit 3 Writing Prescriptions  - the physical act of writing a prescription.
  Unit 4 Security Procedures  - security measures when faxing a prescription are the elements of writing a prescription.

After completing this course you will be able to:

Unit 1 Legal and Regulatory

  • Recognize the Legal and Regulatory guidelines for prescription drugs.

Unit 2 Relationships and Responsibilities

  • Recognize the value of the physician and pharmacist relationship; and
  • Recognize physician’s and pharmacist’s responsibilities.

Unit 3 Writing Prescriptions  

  • Identify homonym drug names;
  • Describe the features of the regular, controlled, and narcotic drug prescriptions; and
  • Write regular, controlled, and narcotic drug prescriptions.

Unit 4 Security Procedures 

  • Describe procedures for faxing a prescription; and
  • Identify security measures used with the Tamper Resistant Prescription Drug Pad Program (TRPP).

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CPSNL Writing Prescriptions Module

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