This exercise assesses the student’s ability to do the following: (1) dispense appropriate medication, (2) provide patient counseling.
To receive full credit for this exercise, at a minimum students must include the following in your counseling:
Include the following: (1) directions for use and storage and the importance of compliance with directions; and (2) precautions and relevant warnings, including common severe side or adverse effects or interactions that may be encountered.
Should you deem it warranted in the exercise of your professional judgment, you may include additional information.
HOW TO USE: This product should only be applied to healthy, normal skin. Do not apply to skin that is broken or irritated. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.
Remove the protective liner and apply the patch to the skin area that is most painful. Apply the prescribed number of patches, usually only once a day for up to 12 hours or as directed by your doctor. Do not apply more than 3 patches once a day or leave any patch on for longer than 12 hours in any 24-hour period. If a smaller patch is needed, it may be cut with scissors before the liner is removed. Avoid getting the patch wet since it may not stick to the skin.
Wash your hands well after each application. Avoid getting this medication in your eyes or mucous membranes (e.g., nose, mouth). If contact with the eyes accidentally occurs, wash your eyes immediately with water and protect them until normal feeling returns.
Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens.
Used patches still contain some medication. However, do not reuse them. Fold the used patch with the sticky sides together and discard it out of the reach of children and pets to prevent accidental swallowing or application.
SIDE EFFECTS: Redness, swelling, blisters, or changes in skin color at the site of application may occur. These effects usually disappear within a few minutes or hours. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
If irritation or a burning feeling occurs, remove the patch(es) and do not reapply until the irritation is gone.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep the patch sealed in its protective envelope until ready to use. Keep all medications away from children and pets.