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In this lecture ´´Rational Prescribing and Prescription Writing´´ is explained. Section one is about ‘‘Prescription’’. At first, educator defines prescription (Rx). Then tells that who can write? Likewise, illustration of the prescription is given. Afterwards, types of prescription are discussed. Following this, forms of authorization are explained. Moreover, hand written prescription is exhibited. Discussion continues on electronic prescription. Lastly, educator talks about computerized physician order.
Elements of Prescription
Section two is about ''Elements of Prescription''. In this section educator comprehensively explains the elements of the prescription. After that information for prescription is delivered. Subsequently, educator talks about abbreviations used in prescription.
Types of Prescribing
Section three is about ''Types of Prescribing''. Initially, educator tells that there are two types of prescribing i.e. rational prescribing and irrational prescribing. Both these types are explained in detail. Then factors come under consideration. Problems and consequences are discussed later on. Moving onward, examples of irrational prescription are elaborated.
Section four is about ''Prescription Errors''. In the beginning, educator discuss risk factors for prescribing errors. After that prescribing errors are elucidated. Then do’s & don’ts of safe prescribing are highlighted. This is followed by med errors. Subsequently, omission of information is discussed. Furthermore, educator sheds light on poor prescription writing. Then interpretation is pursued. Later on, approaches for reducing prescribing errors are reported. In the end, information about e-prescribing is revealed.
Handling of Prescription
Section five is about ''Handling of Prescription''. Prime emphasis is on handling of prescription. After that incompatibility is discussed. Then information about inappropriate drug prescriptions is given. Moreover, educator talks about compliance. Educator also talks about Labelled and off-label uses of drugs. Later on, socioeconomic factors are reported. Generic prescribing is also covered in this part. This is followed by other cost factors. Concluding comments are given on steps to minimize prescription error comes under consideration.