Oct 20, 2018
AHE 176 - Prescription Processing
Covers receiving and processing of medication orders, assisting in obtaining additional information from patient or health care providers, updating records, and processing a prescription. Learn to utilize current computer software where applicable.
Prerequisite AHE 170, AHE 172, AHE 173, AHE 177, and completion of or concurrent enrollment in AHE 175, all with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the components of a complete prescription or medication order.
- Prioritize prescriptions and medication orders on the basis of pertinent criteria.
- Identify the necessary steps in processing a prescription or medication order.
- List information normally contained in a patient profile.
- Assess prescription or medication order for completeness, accuracy, authenticity, legality, and reimbursement eligibility.
- Update the medical record/patient profile with information including medication history, allergies, medication duplication, and drug-disease, drug-drug, drug-laboratory, and drug-food interactions.
- Identify proper language to be used on medication labels and determine information needed to make a medication label complete.
- Describe the purpose of patient profiles and how to enter, update, and maintain them.
- Demonstrate understanding of compliancy checks the pharmacy computer performs.
- Describe the time limits for refilling prescriptions.
- Describe filing rules for filing prescriptions.
- Demonstrate knowledge of medical abbreviations and terminology.
- Demonstrate knowledge of techniques for detecting medication errors.
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