How have your attitudes changed about selecting appropriate medications based on patient presentation and unique patient factors?
My attitudes about selecting appropriate medications based on patient presentation and patient factors have changed. Due to the knowledge and skills this course provides the learners, one is confident about selecting the right medications for patients because professional choices will be customized to a proper knowledge of the clinical record. In addition, individual’s attitude on making wrong prescriptions have also changed due to attaining self-assurance skills that could provide patients with informed treatments.
How confident do you feel about selecting an appropriate pharmaceutical agent for a patient with a specific diagnosis in the primary care setting? What resources are needed, if any, to help you feel more confident?
The course equips the learners with confidence about selecting an appropriate pharmaceutical agent for a patient with a specific diagnosis in the primary care setting. The course equips with the necessary knowledge about selecting the right medications for the patient. The most crucial stage is to comprehend treatment recommendations or medication prescriptions, and then to confirm that this prescription is appropriate for the specific patient. Thus, I can confidently select the appropriate pharmaceutical agents for the patients with these skills. When selecting an appropriate pharmaceutical agent for a patient, one can consider the cost and effectiveness of the drugs prescribed for the pharmaceutical agent.
How has your understanding changed about determining the therapeutic effects, adverse responses, and side effects of drug therapy?
My thinking has changed with the help of the course’s insights into adverse effects produced by pharmacological off-targets and adverse event-mediated complex network reactions. This understanding has improved my knowledge of the side effects of drug therapy by examining the effects of medication from the perspective of cellular networks and investigating drug interactions. As one’s understanding is changed for the better, learners can know how to manage the therapeutic effects, adverse responses, and side effects of drug therapy when encountered by any.
Reflect on your preparedness to write appropriate prescriptions according to evidence-based practice guidelines. What resources are needed, if any, to help you feel more prepared?
The course has prepared me well by proving enough knowledge needed to write appropriate prescriptions according to evidence-based practice guidelines. I am confident and well equipped to write appropriate prescriptions since providing appropriate medications is the primary illness prevention and treatment and symptomatic relief. While drugs can improve health, they also can harm if administered incorrectly. The knowledge of integration of network conceptual plus multicriteria decision analysis can increase choice openness and perhaps increase the applicability and instructive value of available data for prescription choices and has made me feel more prepared.
How do you feel about your ability to identify and respond to legal and ethical issues related to safe prescribing practices? What resources are needed, if any, to help you feel more prepared?
As the course also focuses on legal and ethical issues in prescribing, this has prepared me adequately and added my ability and knowledge to identify and respond to legal and ethical issues related to safe prescribing practices. In addition to knowing the legal ramifications of prescription pharmaceuticals, the course has taught me about my ethical commitments, which are especially important in safe prescribing practices. The resources needed to help identify and respond to legal and ethical issues related to safe prescribing practices are; The code of ethics and the electronic health record.
Reflect on your preparedness to determine whether pharmacologic therapy is appropriate for an individual patient? What resources are needed, if any, to help you feel more prepared?
I believe pharmacologic therapy for an individual patient is appropriate since the patient can identify the appropriate drugs to use and their effects on their bodies. Through it, the patient gets to make a choice. Pharmacologic therapy is appropriate since it prepares patients psychologically about the importance and side effects of the drugs and thus handling the tensions of some patients. With so many identical drugs available and so much promotional pressure, it can be difficult to pick the right one for a patient. The most costly does not equal the to finest. It is necessary to describe to a patient the interplay and impact of medicines in their body while bearing in mind the individual health concerns, since the objective is to help them be healthy and informed.