How to Label Prescription Medication for Veterinary Patients

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Directions for how a client should give medication to their dog should include:

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1. Translate the following: Give 3 tablet PO q8h:

2. The prescription label should include which of the following information?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Correctly labeling a pet's prescription drugs is important to ensure accurate dosage and compliance. This quiz and worksheet will help you understand some of the best labeling methods so your clients can understand the instructions you've prescribed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you'll be tested on:

  • Dangers of using abbreviations
  • What directions to provide the client
  • Which information should appear on the label
  • Why to avoid medical lingo

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can translate medical abbreviations
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the most important information on labeling pet prescriptions
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the difference between proper and improper labeling

Additional Learning

To learn more about proper prescribing methods, review the accompanying lesson on Prescription Drug Labels for Pets. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Avoid confusing information
  • Understand the importance of clear and specific instructions
  • Know what information to provide the client
  • Translate common prescription shorthand/abbreviations
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