PRESCRIBING AND DRUG CALCULATIONS SELF-REVIEW E-MODULE
This workbook contains prescribing exercises and practice drug calculations.
Print and complete the downloadable workbook sections and compare your responses to the answers and comments which are included as you progress through the workbook or at the end of the activity. Alternatively, you can complete at your own pace to self-review your skills. Reflective logs are included after each section to assist you in assessing your strengths and areas for development.
Click the following links to be taken to the corresponding section of the module:
Inpatient prescribing exercise
Drug calculation questions
Uzma Shaikh, Pharmacist and Prescribing Skills Facilitator - London
Thanam Ravagan, Care Home Pharmacist - London
The PSU would also like to thank the following for their previous contributions to this module:
Phillipa Crockford, Heather Walker, Sushma Lau, Jocelyn Hewitt, Dr E Tsarfati and Bobby Wilcox
In the first section, you will find some information about a fictitious patient with COPD and an inpatient prescription chart (drug chart) containing errors, omissions and areas for clinical consideration. Comment on the inpatient prescription chart for this patient. You can use page 5 to make notes of what you have identified or alternatively annotate them on the prescription if you have printed the workbook. Following this, a sample drug chart with the errors and omissions highlighted is provided, with further comments on the learning points.
In the second section you are provided with some information about 2 further fictitious patients and you are required to write a primary care prescription. Following this, an example of a correctly written prescription for both patients is provided with further comments on the learning points.
Complete the reflective record at the end of this section and review your strengths and learning and development needs.
The third section contains two drug calculation practice exercises for you to work through, with the answers provided.
Complete the reflective record after this activity.
Date published: February 2021