2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog
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AHE 176 - Prescription Processing

5.0 Credits
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:

  1. Identify the components of a complete prescription or medication order.
  2. Prioritize prescriptions and medication orders on the basis of pertinent criteria.
  3. Identify the necessary steps in processing a prescription or medication order.
  4. List information normally contained in a patient profile.
  5. Assess prescription or medication order for completeness, accuracy, authenticity, legality, and reimbursement eligibility.
  6. 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.
  7. Identify proper language to be used on medication labels and determine information needed to make a medication label complete.
  8. Describe the purpose of patient profiles and how to enter, update, and maintain them.
  9. Demonstrate understanding of compliancy checks the pharmacy computer performs.
  10. Describe the time limits for refilling prescriptions.
  11. Describe filing rules for filing prescriptions.
  12. Demonstrate knowledge of medical abbreviations and terminology.
  13. Demonstrate knowledge of techniques for detecting medication errors.

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