Pharmacological Concerns for the Athletic Trainer HPR 479 - Senior Seminar
Proper Use of Medications • Medications should be taken ONLY as directed • Consult Physician or Pharmacist if medication is not effective. • Labels should not be removed from containers. • Do not mix medications w/out consulting your physician or pharmacist
Proper Use of Medications • Check for tampering-Do not use if tampering is suspected • Medications should not be shared with others
Medications & Travel • Medications should be carried by ATC or by patient -Not in bag checked in baggage. • Have enough supply to cover emergencies. • Plan ahead-have source of medication while traveling (copy of written prescription). • Keep medications in original container for identifying information. • Keep medications in safe/secure place.
Storing Medications • Keep away from children & pets • Keep medications locked and secure • Keep medications in original container • Store medications away from heat, cold, direct light, freezing, damp places. • Do not keep outdated medications. • Non-child resistant caps can be used.
Information on Prescription Container • Patients Name • Pharmacy name, address, telephone • Name of medication • Dose information & directions for use. • Number of refills. • Warnings (if any) • Date prescription filled. • Name of Doctor who ordered medications.
Information on Prescription Container • Remember!!!!!!!! • Individual state laws may require that additional information be on the container!!!!
Seven Points to Labeling OTC Medications • Name of product • Name & address of manufacturer • Net contents • Name & quantity of active ingredients • Name of habit-forming drugs • Cautions & Warnings • Adequate directions for safe/effective use.
Regulation of Drugs and Medications • The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) regulates the manufacturing, distribution, and prescribing of drugs that have the potential for abuse. The schedule of controlled substances categorizes drugs according to the degree of medical use and abuse potential. • State laws may have stricter regulations
Classes of Medications • OTC- “over the counter” - requires a prescription • C-I -Schedule I Controlled Substances • C-II -Schedule II Controlled Substances • C-III -Schedule III Controlled Substances • C-IV -Schedule IV Controlled Substances • C-V -Schedule V Controlled Substances
OTC-Over The Counter Medications • Notes:
-Prescription Required • Notes: