follow up prn
PRN does not do anything to a patient. It is a medical abbreviation that means "as needed". A medication or treatment ordered as PRN means to give it as needed.
prn means pro re nata in Latin. It means "in the circumstances" or "as the circumstance arises." Commonly used in health and medical fields to mean "as needed." So prn basis means on an as needed basis.
Is it the patient is here for a followup? or follow-up? The patient has a followup appointment or follow-up appointment?
Use 'followup" when it is followed by noun and use 'follow up' when it is verb. e.g. The patient was lost to followup. I will follow up the patient in 3 weeks.
Possibly, but this has nothing to do with the medication itself. Rather, it is HOW the medication is ordered by your doctor. If it is ordered to be taken on a regular basis (or routinely), then it would not be a "prn medication" or "as needed".... Some medications are only usually prescribed PRN, due to the reason they're prescribed and the nature of the disease process An example is migraine abortive meds-- they are only ordered prn because you only take them when you actually GET a migraine. Preventative meds on the other hand, are taken on a regular basis. They don't work to stop migraines only when you get one. You have to take them daily to prevent migraines from occurring. other medications may be either routine OR PRN depending on how your Dr wants you to take them. meds for pain or anxiety could be either "as needed" OR on a regular basis. But this is determined by the prescriber, not the patient. If they prescribe a medication PRN, then no, it shouldn't be taken on a regular basis. That is why, in this case, it is a "prn med". If, for another person, it is ordered to be taken every day at a regular time, it is considered "routine", even though it is the same med that is a "prn med" for you.
When the patient is complainning of the symptoms that the medication relieves
PRN, when used in pharmacy or medicine, stands for pro re nata, meaning "as the circumstance arises". When you see PRN on a prescription, pharmacists usually translate this to as needed. For example, if you see a pharmacy "sig" which reads:1 tab qs prna pharmacist would translate this to mean 1 tablet every night at bedtime as needed.So there are no "side effects" of prn, other than maybe a decreased or increased tendency to take the medication, depending on the effects the medicine provides. For instance, if a medication causes nausea and vomiting, and PRN is included on the label, a patient might take the medication less often. On the other hand, if a medication causes euphoria, and includes PRN on the label, a patient might be inclined to take the medication more often.
PRN means "as needed." For example, a provider may prescribe morphine 0.2 mg IV q4 hours PRN, so if the patient is not in pain, the nurse would not give it.
followup This word spelled as is does not come up on Answers.com spell check. Followup is not hyphenated.
The entire process should be made clear before the surgery is done. Sometimes the surgeon will only do the surgery and the family doctor or another doctor is responsible for all followup. Such a procedure should be made clear to the patient before the surgery. It is important that a family member or other person go with the patient to surgery to obtain follow up information. Frequently the patient is dazed and does not understand followup instructions. You should have written instructions for followup care that you received following surgery. That should tell you which medical personnel you are to use.
PRN means - As Needed