In my process paper I have a section for meds that my pt. is on. I found all the other meds in my drug book except for a Multiple Vit, and Calcium w/ Vit D. I need the classifications, MOA, side effects, and patient teachings on those two drugs.
Dec 2, '07
Those won't be in a drug book.
Think about it for a moment.......
Multivitamins are often recommended because most people eat like junk. Or. . . does your patient have a condition that would cause them to not eat well, or in decent amounts.
Same goes for the calcium/d supp. . . . .
look beyond the obvious. . . think about what makes your patient unique.
also, a lot of times, if a patient takes a daily multivitamin, a doc will write for it just to keep things normal for the patient.
You would be surprised at the number of patients that ask. . . "But I take a vitamin every day!!!! Where is my vitamin?????"
oh! and for teaching. . . .how about that there are water soluble and fat soluble vitamins and that taking in excessive quantities of fat soluble vitamins can be harmful. . . .?