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pre·scribe

(prē-skrīb'),
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for the preparation and administration of a remedy to be used in the treatment of any disease.
[L. prae-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write before]

prescribe

(prĭ-skrīb′)
v. pre·scribed, pre·scribing, pre·scribes
v.tr.
To order the use of (a medicine or other treatment).
v.intr.
To order a medicine or other treatment.

pre·scrib′er n.

pre·scribe

(prĕ-skrīb')
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for the preparation and administration of a remedy to be used in the treatment of any disease.
[L. prae-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write before]

pre·scribe

(prĕ-skrīb')
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for preparation and administration of a remedy to be used to treat any disease.
[L. prae-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write before]

Patient discussion about prescribe

Q. How do doctors know what chemo meds to prescribe? Do they take a piece of the cancer tumor and lab it to see what chemo drugs kill that specific cancer tumor cells. Or do they randomly figure these meds should respond to these cells? I understand that the doctors put a patient through killing all cells which may be better.

A. It all comes down to a "hit or miss" if one chemo type doesn't work then they try another, or combinations. From experience and testing they basically know which type of chemo works on an overall average for a certain cancer type.
Although many can get one type of cancer, each reacts differently in each individual depending on their immune system, age, and lifestyle. so each chemo also reacts different in people.

Q. I am wondering why did he prescribe me a bacteria? My doctor has prescribed some probiotic medicines for diarrhea recently and these medicines are actually bacteria…..I am wondering why did he prescribe me a bacteria?

A. Some bacteria like Lactobacillius and Bifidobacterium are normally present in the guts of the humans and they are beneficial bacteria for humans. If not present or if they reduce in the guts then other harmful bacteria may invade your guts and will lead to other bowel problems, low immunity and ulcers. So these bacteria are friendly. Diarrhea would flush out these gut bacteria which have to be supplemented immediately by giving probiotics in some.

Q. Why a mood stabilizer like lithium is commonly prescribed to all type of bipolars. Why a mood stabilizer like lithium is commonly prescribed to all type of bipolars before any other medicine?

A. Lithium is an effective mood stabilizer for a lot of people however it is not for everyone. My partner had a very bad reaction to lithium and is now on Lamotrigine, which is working very well for her. Mood stabilizers are a vital part of a treatment program for bipolar patience, it helps control and balance moods.

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Recently, Nursing Council strategic programmes director Pam Doole spoke to the combined groups about the council's vision for prescribers--and heard from nurse prescribers about their own challenges and rewards.
Consistent with prior research examining access to buprenorphine waivered physicians, this study found an overall increase in potential access to OUD prescribers. However, in 2015, 60 percent of US counties lacked access to a buprenorphine prescriber and over 75 percent lacked access to an oral naltrexone prescriber.
The implication here is that some nurses on the wards (like some doctors) are also not aware of the limitations on a nurse prescriber. Whether this can lead to a poorer working relationship with the ward staff is not clear from Nurse B's response but it's a possibility.
As a result, prescribers are looking for partners to help them in that process.
From October 2015 to December 2016, we conducted a cross-sectional survey of primary care prescribers in SA using a 14-point self-administered questionnaire.
After the first prescription, the prescriber is required to check the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) database before prescribing any additional opioids for the same patient.
At Khwee there are two general nurses, one of whom is an ARV prescriber nurse, one midwife, one health care assistant, one health education assistant, two drivers while at Mmea there are two general nurses, one of whom is an ARV prescriber nurse, two health education assistant, one driver.
Caption: Characteristics of the top 1% of opioid prescribers for 2014
Those include the use of opioids with an average daily morphine milligram equivalent (MME) greater than or equal to 90 mg for any duration during the most recent 6 months and either four or more opioid prescribers plus four or more opioid-dispensing pharmacies or six or more opioid prescribers, regardless of pharmacies.
A new GuidedHealth Care Program, which includes direct member intervention and may enroll members in a pharmacy home or single prescriber for their controlled substance medicines to increase safety for those members most at risk for misuse.
For example, Anderson Hospital in Illinois was able to integrate PDMP data with EHRs, which resulted in a dramatic increase in solicited reports per registered prescriber at the hospital, as well as a 22% decrease in opioid prescriptions over two years, and a 41% decrease in the number of patients who receive at least one opioid prescription from Anderson prescribers during that period.

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