Effective Medication Management.
Summary of "Effective Medication Management."
The effectiveness of a drug treatment is based on its efficacy, tolerability, safety, and acceptability. Effective medication management implies that the process of selecting and managing prescribed drugs results in an optimal patient outcome. Effectively prescribing medications includes gaining a mastery of drug knowledge, learning the nuts and bolts of treatment using medication, and appreciating the fundamental importance of psychotherapeutic and psychoeducational processes in medication management. Nurses have an essential role in providing effective medication management, given their direct level of patient contact and their collaborative relationship with physicians.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22329622
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/02793695-20120208-01
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Medication Therapy Management
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Medication Systems, Hospital
Overall systems, traditional or automated, to provide medication to patients in hospitals. Elements of the system are: handling the physician's order, transcription of the order by nurse and/or pharmacist, filling the medication order, transfer to the nursing unit, and administration to the patient.
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