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Clinical Manual – Nursing Practice Manual
John Dempsey Hospital – Department of Nursing
The University of Connecticut Health Center
TEACHING PLAN
FOR: Medication Teaching
DESIRED PATIENT
OUTCOMES: 1. Patient will verbalize understanding of therapeutic use: a. Rationale
b. Target symptoms medication is treating
c. Expectations of medication effects
2. Patient will verbalize understanding of medication prescribed: a. Name of medication (generic and trade)
b. Dosage
c. Frequency
d. Route
e. Any special instructions (i.e., take with meals, take at bedtime, etc.)
f. Reason/indication for use
g. Interaction with food/herbal remedies/other prescription medication/OTC meds
TEACHING PLAN: Assess Medication Teaching Needs for:
1. A history of high risk indicators which may include any of the following:
a. Failure to take meds as prescribed
b. Failure to recognize warning signs of drug problems
c. Non-compliance
d. Unrealistic expectation of drug effects
e. Inadequate patient/family education
f. Financial problems
g. Overdose or medication abuse
2. Limited psycho-motor skills and/or other sensory impairments. 3. Prior medication and/or current knowledge of medication. 4. Level of comprehension, reading ability, language barriers. 5. Willingness to learn.

6. Patient’s understanding of acceptance of need for medication. Teaching Plan Page 2 of 3 Clinical Manual – Nursing Practice Manual
John Dempsey Hospital – Department of Nursing
The University of Connecticut Health Center
TEACHING PLAN
FOR: Medication Teaching
7. Concerns/Fears, re: taking medications.
8. Medication schedule.
9. Special health teaching needs (pregnancy, breastfeeding). 10. Availability of supports.
11. Need for assistance through community support (i.e., scheduled VNA need to assist with/administer medications).
EDUCATIONAL
CONTENT: 1. In collaboration with MD, inform patient of any new medications to be...
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