Below is a summary of Maya’s EHR activity during her four hours in the ED. As a pharmacist, you are responsible for ensuring that Maya receives the proper medications and dosages ordered by the physician. You are also responsible for reviewing any adverse interactions Maya might have with her current medications. Using her EHR, Virtual Physical Exam (VPE) and Internet research, answer the questions and be prepared to discuss the responses with the rest of Maya’s healthcare team.
Review Maya’s ED EHR: You are responsible for ensuring that the medications prescribed by Maya’s physician do not interfere with her current medications or allergies. What is Maya’s allergy?
Internet Research: Why is it important that you are aware of Maya’s allergy?
Internet Research: Maya’s EHR indicates (in Home Medications) that she was taking Altace, Zaroxolyn and Toprol-XL prior to admittance. What type of medication is each drug and what is its use?
Review Maya’s VPE: The physician orders a tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). Using information from VPE, what does a tPA do?