A nurse receives the following order from a provider: "Give Macrobid po t.i.d. with meals." Which of the following elements is missing from this prescription?

 

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- The dose of the medication

- The dates to give the medication

- The patient's allergies

- The patient's response to the medication

Rationale

"The dose of the medication" is correct. In an order for medication, the provider must always include the name of the medication, the dosage, route and frequency. In the hospital, administration times are determined by agency policy and managed by the pharmacy.
"The dates to give the medication" is incorrect because, unless a different start date is specified by the provider, the order begins the day it is written.
"The patient's allergies" is incorrect because this information is contained in the patient's health record, but is not included as part of the medication order.
"The patient's response to the medication" is incorrect because this information is charted by the nurse but would not be part of the medication order.

References:
Silvestri, L. A. (2017). Saunders comprehensive review for the NCLEX-RN examination. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier

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