How Long Does This Order Last? - page 2

Need the answer to this question (and no I'm not a nursing student). I have worked at different facilities but this one facility is different. Need your expertise on how long this example of an order... Read More

  1. by   BloomNurseRN
    Quote from KelRN215
    This is an honest question... why not just order 11 refills then? That's what my doctors do for me. My monthly meds have 11 refills and my q 3 month ones have 3- both ways give me refills for a year.
    Sometimes the medication dosage is adjusted and increased in such a way that the patient may need more refills than one monthly. PRN for one year allows the pt to refill as many times as necessary without having to get a new prescription. That's the best answer I've got. :-)