Prescription Writing Assignment 2

Prescription Writing Assignment 2

Writing prescription

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Prescription Writing Assignment 2

Amoxapine150mg; tabs.

Disp #60

Sig: take one tablet by mouth thrice a day for depression.

Amoxapine belongs to the dibenzoxazepine class of antidepressants, which includes dibenzazepines, dibenzocycloheptenes, and dibenzoxepines. Amoxapine is suitable for patients suffering from acute depression, psychopathic, hyperactive behaviors anxious and agitated which majorly sum to depression. Keep an eye out for clinical deterioration in the first few weeks of new dose administration, suicidality, convulsions and unexpected changes in behavior. Before starting treatment, check for bipolar disorder. Prescription Writing Assignment 2Drowsiness, dry mouth, constipation, blurred vision, lymphadenopathy, high levels of aldosterone, feeling of throw up, dizziness, mild headaches excessive appetite and increased sweating are all possible side effects of Amoxapine medications.
Given the medical history of Marguerita Inajosa, 24, living with asthma for 19 years. Asthmatic drugs she has been using are Fluticasone 120mg, 3years, Budesonide 50mg, 2yrs, after she started experiencing seizures the drugs were changed to Mometasone 200/25 up to date. Side effects over using these inhaled corticosteroids have been persistent, namely, acute depression, seizures, sour throat and brain zaps. According to diagnostics, depression is caused by prolonged use of Momentasone 200/25. Prozac (Fluoxetine) is an antidepressant that contains selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Prozac and corticosteroids works together with very few side effects which include mild headaches, sleep problems, upset stomach and nausea. With careful considerations when administering the drug to be used, Marguerita should use Prozac and Breo Ellipta for two months with cross examination and regular check-ups. Prescription Writing Assignment 2

Prescription Writing Assignment 2 References

  • Cavallo, P., Pagano, S., Boccia, G., De Caro, F., De Santis, M., & Capunzo, M. (2019). Network analysis of drug prescriptions. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety22(2), 130-137.
  • Higgins, E. (2018). The neuroscience of clinical psychiatry. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Kim, H. (2017). Psychotropic drug usage, its determinants, and behavioral outcomes among nursing home residents with dementia.
  • Stahl, S. M. (2013). Stahl’s essential psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific basis and practical applications. Cambridge University Press.

Prescription Assignment 2 Instructions

RX 2:      Mr. Jay “Kidd” Rowdy is a 7-year-old (birthdate 4/1/2013) African American male client with newly diagnosed ADHD / mixed attention and hyperactivity type. His father reports that Kidd has always been a rough-and-tumble child and he did not pass first grade because he was so disruptive. You have decided to prescribe a stimulant medication to treat his symptoms. The patient’s mother agrees with this plan and requests a prescription for a 3-month supply to save money by using a home-delivery pharmacy benefit. Include a notation on the page below the prescription what patient education the Rowdy family should receive before they leave. Prescription Writing Assignment 2

Appendix D: Prescription Writing Assignments 3 prescriptions @ 20 points = 60 points

Assignment Description

Students will demonstrate skill and critical thinking by writing three medication scripts based on given scenarios. (Course Objectives 4-8).

Assignment Objectives

For each assignment, the student will:

  1. Synthesize knowledge and techniques about writing psychopharmacologic prescriptions;
  2. Integrate synthesized knowledge with information from various scenarios consistent with cultural competence;
  3. Demonstrate ability to write prescriptions safely; and
  4. Select appropriate patient education topics related to the prescription given the scenario.

Assignment Steps

To complete each assignment:

  1. Download the prescription template from the Assignments section of Blackboard.
  2. Read the appropriate scenario.
  3. Complete the requested prescription(s) using the downloaded template.
  4. Add the notation requested in the scenario.
  5. Save the file as an MS Word (Office 365) file with the file name N7310_20_RX#_LastName.docx where # is the assignment number (1, 2, or 3), LastName is your last name, and underscores (Shift-hyphen) instead of any spaces. Prescription Writing Assignment 2
  6. Upload the file using the Assignments feature in Blackboard.

Assignment Scenarios

For these scenarios, presume that you are licensed as an APRN-CNP in the State of Ohio, nationally board-certified as a PMHNP-BC, you have a signed Standard Care Arrangement that includes Schedule II prescribing, and that you are registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for Schedules II, III, IV, and V. Use the MS Word file in the Assignments as your prescription template.

Grading Rubrics

Assignment Evaluation

Each of 3 prescription assignments is worth 25 points for a total possible assignment score of 75 points.  Each prescription will be graded according to the following rubric:

Criterion Definition CompetentPrescriber Not a Competent Prescriber
Appropriateness The selected medication(s) is(are) appropriate given the information in the scenario and patient education is appropriate. Prescription Writing Assignment 2 5 points < 5 points
Completeness The scripts include all recommended components: Name, address, age, date, medication, dose and/or strength, route, number dispensed (or other pharmacy directions), sig, refills, and script addresses whether generic or brand version is permitted and includes purpose of the script. 15 points < 15 points
Safety The script does not include “problematic” abbreviations, or trailing zero after a decimal point, or incorrect dosing. 5 points < 5 points