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Chapter 3 Prep

Preparation and Utilization of the Patient Profile

The patient profile serves to : 1. Identify the patient 2. Mantain a legal record of medications dispensed to the patient. 3. MOST IMPORTANT: Protect the patient against drugs or procedures that could potentially be harmful
What information is on the identifying information part of the outpatient profile? Name, DOB, and contact information
What helps to identify potential drug interactions as new prescriptiona are added. A record of medications dispensed to the patient.
Drug allergies and adverse reactions: helps protect the patient against misprescribed drugs
Concurrent medications help what? prevent drug interactions and therapeutic duplications *All medications taken, including herbal preparations and OTC meds must be recorded.
Created by: DesMPorter