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A clinical trial term for:
(1) A software programming sequence which is run by another program; or
(2) A boilerplate of written information or instructions to be read to a subject or patient in a clinical trial.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.


Psychology noun A part of communication with a Pt that recognizes that different phrases may have the same meaning, but the order, choice of the words or the manner in which they are said can either stimulate or inhibit communication
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Patient discussion about script

Q. I ask a client's Dr. to script flexaril for a lower back spasm and he made it for a drug called zanaflex? I am unfamiliar with zanaflex, what is the difference between it and flexaril 25mg? Benefits? Risks? I got him to order the air mattress and extended bed because client is 6'3" and is already bedridden on my 1st day..try to beat the skin breakdown, already stage I decubitis ulcers. I tried to talk the client into slideboard and lift away arm wheelchair...noway..he wants to walk bent with a rolling walker. He already had a lift chair delivered, so he just goes from bed to lift chair. He refuses to let me bathe him. He can't see, and he has me check his draw up on insulin to make sure it's right. He sends the P.T. man right back out the door after he signs the sheet. Difficult pt.!

A. Flexeril and Zanaflex are different drugs but are both muscle relaxants. There are hardly any differences between the two, clinically wise. If the doctor thought one is better than the other for your client I would suggest you take his advice and use the one he gave you.

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The batch file that will use our exit codes to determine what program we want to run;
For backup, I would have to create a one-line batch file to issue the copy command and create a second icon to find and execute that batch file.
"When someone wants to batch file, they have to build an interface on their side that allows them to do it, which requires a lot of work by the [authority's] technical staff to see that it works," he said.
LendProtect UK said that end users of the new software save time with the solution's robust search capabilities, flexible XML integration and batch file processing.
SFM enables real-time monitoring of IBM z/OS mainframe batch file transfers, automates FTP processes, secures individual FTP commands, and provides comprehensive audit trails to ensure basic compliance with key government regulations.
Though they may try "shadow posting" (the practice of processing an item online, which makes it appear to update the file but is simply sending the item into a batch file for overnight processing), this is not an efficient way to do business.
Once installed, it is incorporated into the batch file and automatically invoked each time you start WordPerfect.
The other type of batch file runs on command to perform many routine computing tasks.
A batch file also will allow branching, which means it will check whatever it is told to check before issuing the other commands in the file.