Patient Education Tool: Medication Risks Poster

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The Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality offers a free, downloadable poster that lists questions patients should always ask their doctor or pharmacist whenever getting a new prescription.

 

The one-page poster reminds patients to ask the following questions:

  • What is the name of the medication?
  • What is it supposed to do?
  • How and when do I take the medication?
  • How much do I take and for how long?
  • What are the potential side effects?
  • Are my other medicines still needed?
  • Does this medicine interact with any others? With foods?

 

Download the OFMQ's medication risks poster (pdf) for use in your facility.

 

Note: View our database providing 175 reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.

 

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