Discussion Question: Because this situation was not life threatening, Melissa and her parents decide to go to an Urgent Care clinic instead of going to a hospital emergency room. Choose the proper level of care for each of the following health situations by indicating “UC” for urgent care or “ED” for emergency department.
Chest pain / shortness of breath
Laceration / cut
Strains / Sprains
Review Melissa’s Story: The pharmacist is responsible for all of the following EXCEPT:
Verifying Melissa’s identity when giving Melissa the prescription
Diagnosing Melissa’s condition
Providing information on the medication prescribed
Processing and filling Melissa’s prescription
Review Melissa’s Story: Melissa’s prescription was sent electronically. If the prescription had been handwritten, what errors could occur?
Melissa could lose the handwritten prescription
The Pharmacist might not be able to read the prescription
Drugs with similar names are a common source of error
All the above
Urgent Care: A category of walk-in clinics focused on the delivery of ambulatory care in a dedicated medical facility outside of a traditional emergency room. Urgent care centers primarily treat injuries or illnesses requiring immediate care, but not serious enough to require an ER visit.
(“Urgent Care.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 20 July 2014. Web. 05 August 2014.)
Health Information Exchange (HIE): Electronic health information exchange (HIE) allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other health care providers and patients to appropriately access and securely share a patient’s vital medical information electronically.
(“HealthIT.gov” What Is HIE (Health Information Exchange). N.p., n.d. Web. 05 August 2014.)
Prednisone: Prednisone is used as an anti-inflammatory or an immunosuppressant medication.
(“Prednisone.” Drugs.com, n.d. Web. 05 August 2014.)
Corticosteroid: Any of various adrenal-cortex steroids used medically, especially as anti-inflammatory agents.
(“Corticosteroid.” Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 10 July 2015.)