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Flashcards in Safe Prescribing Deck (4)
1

What is 'medicine reconciliation'?

A process designed to ensure that all medication a patient is currently taking is correctly documented on admission and at each transfer of care (e.g. admission and discharge from hospital and other care settings)

2

What are 'pharmacodynamic drug interactions'?

This occurs when two drugs have additive or antagonistic pharmacological effects

3

What are 'pharmacokinetic drug interactions'?

Occur when a drug increases or decreases the amount of another drug available in the body by affecting absorption, distribution, metabolism or excretion of the other drug

4

What things are required for a legal prescription?

Signed with ink (own name), written in permanent ink and contain address of practitioner and date.