Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Medications A. Types of Medications B. Over-the-Counter Medications C. Prescription Medications D. Controlled Medications E. Review F. Summary Section 3: Types and Components of Medication Orders A. Definition B. Routine Orders C. PRN Orders D. Meet Ester E. Abbreviations F. Review G. Summary Section 4: Components of Medication Labels A. Medication Labels B. Let's Practice C. Special Instructions D. Review E. Summary Section 5: Clarification, Judgment, and Discretion A. Thinking it Through B. Clarification C. Additional Recommendations D. Judgment and Discretion E. Mrs. Quimby F. Ranges G. Minimal Directions H. Review I. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!
Expert Reviewer: Helen T. Russell, R.N., BHSc(N)
Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.”Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Helen has an extensive career history in both home health and long term care administration and education. Currently she provides general administration, clinical nursing, and operational consultative services to administration and staff in long term care facilities as well as policy and procedure review and development and learning and development program review and development. She works with local community health organizations to deliver the Stanford University curriculum in Pain Self-Management and in Living a Health Life with Chronic Conditions. In addition, she works with private clients facilitating their process in navigating the home care and long term care admission processes. Disclosure: Helen T. Russell, R.N., BHSc(N) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.