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Pronounce Drug Names Like a Pro Online Course https://www.kimnewlove.com
I’m publishing one podcast episode per day in the month of November 2020 as part of a challenge called NaPodPoMo. It stands for National Podcast Post Month. November is National Podcast Post Month, and the goal of the challenge is 30 podcast episodes in 30 days. This is a bite-sized episode, which I’m using to help promote my new online course: Pronounce Drug Names Like a Pro.
The topic today is emergency preparedness. It can be hard to know when something bad is going to happen. It’s essential to be prepared. A medication list can be helpful. It can be as simple as a piece of notebook paper with your name, date of birth, name of each medication, strength, directions, (how you take it), and the reason you take it. If you want to, you can even add the name of the prescriber(s) and the name and phone number of the pharmacy that fills your prescriptions.
Medication lists are important, and so is knowing how to pronounce drug names and recognize them as a listener. Medication lists are great for routine check-ups with healthcare providers as well as emergency situations. Plus, patients can take a medication list to the pharmacy so the pharmacist can check for problems, such as allergies, therapeutic duplications, and interactions. Getting everyone on the same page is very helpful!
The Thanksgiving holiday is this week in the US. Families are reconnecting. Make sure to check up on the ones you love and help them prepare for the unexpected.