Six Steps to Proper Medication Prescribing Protocol

 

If you’ve been to the doctor recently, you’ve probably experiences the 30-minute wait time, which led to the 10-minute office visit and a handful of prescriptions. With many doctor’s offices working to handle a maximum capacity number of patients, many patients often wonder if the prescriptions given to them are even appropriate. This isnt like just buying products in beauty stores like my favorite mint, tea, or even vitamin c serum.
To reduce errors in prescribing, there are six steps considered to be protocol to the prescribing of medications. First, the physician should make a diagnosis. While this may seem logical, many physician prescribing errors are done in this first step when the physician fails to gather enough facts to make the diagnosis determination, often prescribing medications for complications that do not exist.

After formulating and confirming the diagnosis, the next step in prescribing medications is to envision what the outcome should be. For example, if your diagnosis is hypertension, your physician should envision what the outcome for treating hypertension would be; controlling blood pressure is the most likely outcome sought.

Prescription medications come in a variety of therapeutic classes. After diagnosis and outcome are determined, you physician must determine what class of medication is best suited for your condition. If your complication involves hypertension, for example, the physician may choose beta blockers or calcium channel blockers.

Before prescribing the medication, the physician should first consider non-prescription options for treatment. Often, as in the case of uncontrolled high blood pressure, your physician may opt to recommend a diet and exercise program. In this example, as in many other health complications, the use of prescription medication will still be necessary.

While the pharmacist is usually accountable for handling medication drug interactions and side effects, physicians should also become involved. After determining the class of drugs to be used for your health complication, ask your physician to discuss the prescription side effects you may expect to experience.

While follow-up appointments are not considered standard for many health conditions, the World Health Organization has recommended that physicians follow through to ensure the medication prescribed was successful. While most physicians do not perform this service, allowing, instead, for the patient to contact them if additional treatment is needed, many physicians are using nursing staff to assist in this aspect of care.

The next time you are in your doctor’s office, be mindful of this thought process that your physician may go through to determine what medications are best suited for your health complication. To prolong your office visit, beyond that of 10 minutes, engage your physician in conversation about the risks and side effects of the prescription medication, the alternatives using non-prescription treatment approaches, and ask to schedule a follow-up appointment to re-evaluate your health status.

Best Web Design Software Programs

 

When you need to build a webpage right away, and don’t know anything about HTML, you often turn to web design software programs as a solution. Even people who would have written their code out in pure HTML before, may be interested in using some web development software programs to “spruce up” their webpages, or learn to use more advanced features of web design, like XHTML or PHP scripting. Where to turn for the best web development software programs currently on the market though?
Front Page express is long gone after all and there are so many new programs out there that it could become confusing. That’s why I’ve built this short list that covers 5 of the best web development software programs I have used over the years that can not only build your webpage, but spruce it up with added features.

Best web design software programs: Adobe Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver is one of the best web developments software programs I’ve ever used. Dreamweaver allows you to integrate flash right into your html with the ease of a push button interface, build a massive website, and develop custom flash interfaces. The only unfortunate draw back is that it is very easy to build an overly “flashy” webpage. What I mean by that is that web spiders can not read content held in flash programs, and therefore will not index your webpage if it has too much flash content. That being said though this is number 1 on my list, I would recommend learning some SEO practices used by top web development companies,

and building a starter page with something else before spending hundreds of dollars on this one.

Best web design software programs: Web Studio

Web Studio is a feature rich intuitive web design software program which allows you to create and publish a webpage just as easily as you might create a simple power point presentation. Some of the features that are included are, the ability to write in pure HTML, one click adding pictures, one click tables, and one click movies. This software is great for the experienced web creator or the novice alike, and features a 1 month trial with free support to get you started.

Best web design software programs: Coffee Cup Studio Designer

Coffee Cup is yet another web design software program featuring many of the same push button interface capabilities of the others on this list, though it’s a bit cheaper. Coffee Cup is probably a good choice for the novice web designer building his/her first webpage. If you are new to web development, but want a full featured robust web development program, this is the answer to all your problems.

Best web design software programs: Rapid Weaver

If you are running a mac OS and you really don’t want to run a dual windows environment just for some web software your pocket book might be in a world of hurt, but now there is a solution even for those of you who prefer work solely from your mac environment. Rapid Weaver functions a lot like Dreamweaver and operates on the Mac OS. This software retails at around $80, but its well worth the cost for the novice web developer. It’s key however that you don’t over use the flash features included or it could hurt your SEO.

Best web design software programs: Evrsoft First Page 2006

First Page is an HTML editing software which allows you to see the results of your webpage as you go and includes, auto completion, highlighting, and code correction. This is a great tool for those who would like to learn to program in clean pure HTML or just want more control over how their website will be displayed.

Any one of these programs will satisfactorily fill your needs. However a combination of 2 or more of them could be useful in creating the perfect website. When creating a webpage, just 1 page of content, perhaps the best, cheapest, and easiest, web development software program would be First Page provided by Evrsoft.