Symptoms And Treatment Of Medication Regimen

821 WordsJul 30, 20164 Pages
A 79-year-old woman, Mrs SG, was admitted to the emergency department. She presented with hip pain and mild headache after falling at home. She was conscious and had no chest pain. The pharmacist approached the patient within the first 24 hours upon her admission and a medication history was obtained. Multiple resources, including the patient, her GP and her community pharmacist, were used to ensure that a comprehensive list of her current medications was obtained and verified. Table 1 listed the past medical history and the medications that the patient was currently taking. Pharmacist also looked at the current medication regimen and assess the appropriateness of such regimen and ask question such as, are her medical conditions optimally manage by pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapy. In light of her current condition, does the medication regimen need to be modify? Have the patient been concordance with the medication? This list was then compared with the inpatient medical chart for verification and avoidance of drug-drug interaction. It was also considered when new medication was added or changes in current medications were made. In hospital setting, the hospital supplies the medication for patients except some special circumstances. Patient’s own medication are either given to their carer or relatives to take home or kept away from them to avoid confusion or overdose. The social history of Mrs SG was also obtained. She lived alone. She did not drive, but took
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