Health issues that cause people pain don't vary much from place to place—not enough to explain why, inhealth care providers in the highest-prescribing state wrote almost 3 times as many opioid painkiller prescriptions per person as those in the lowest prescribing state in the US. Or why there are twice as many painkiller prescriptions per person in the US as in Canada. Data suggest that where health care providers practice influences how they prescribe. Higher prescribing of painkillers is associated with more overdose deaths.
According to Dr Michael Dixon chair of the NHS alliance, Medicines management services are the processes for designing, implementing, delivering and monitoring patient-focused care, based on need, and include all aspects of supply and therapeutic use of medicines within healthcare settings.
It can also lead to Prescribing case study issues such as, unmet targets, inappropriate allocation of resources, inefficient services, and risk.
It leads to better use of professional time and enables practitioners to focus their skills where they are most appropriate. Effective medicines management also frees up resources which means that NHS money can be used where it is most effective. Good medicines management benefits everyone. They found that by the end of there were over 14, nurse prescribers, pharmacist and supplementary prescribers and many community nurse prescribers and allied health professional prescribers that had qualified to prescribe within their competence.
The case study incorporates three key elements within it; The service user Three medications prescribed to them The legal and professional issues surrounding the above The case study will look at these three elements in detail within the report.
Mary has a diagnosis of Alzheimers Dementia and was presenting with increased confusion and according to her care givers Mary was a resident in a nursing home had been showing signs of depression and aggression over the last few months culminating in a series of aggressive outbursts which ended in a serious attack on a member of her care home staff.
Mary was initially resistant to all interventions from the ward team and displayed high levels of agitation and aggression. John was also given a capacity assessment and found to lack capacity which allowed the ward staff to treat Mary effectively in her best interests. If scans and other investigations are required, it could be weeks.
If the person is in the early stages of dementia, a month period of monitoring may be required before a diagnosis can be made.
For the purpose of this report three of the medications Mary was prescribed will be discussed in detail. Alzheimers occurs as a result of atrophy of the cerebral cortex. The disease causes changes in central neurotransmitter function especially the cholinergic system.
It is linked to a lack of sufficient acetycholine levels. Evidence also points to raised levels of glutamate a neurotransmitter. Galantamine is one of the centrally acting inhibitor of acetylcholinerase.
It is a reversible acetylcholinerase inhibitor medication which works by increasing levels of acetylcholinerase in the synaptic cleft of central nervous system neurons. Aarbakke, J et al, Interactions of Galantamine from a patient safety perspective include: Antipsychotics and barbiturates effect is reduced Johns dose of Zuclopenthixol increased to counteract this Muscle relaxants effects are modified.
Side effects of Galantamine include:Welcome to the ePrescribing Toolkit for the NHS. Designed to support NHS hospitals in the planning, implementation and use of ePrescribing and Medicines Administration systems, the toolkit offers you tools, resources and information to help you every step of the way.
Case Study As my learning needs and areas of development have been identified within my portfolio, the following case study will focus on the assessment and prescribing process for a 64 year old lady with a history of venous leg ulcers.
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