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Rubric: All seven required critical elements are present
A. Select one drug to treat the diagnosis(es) or symptoms.
B. List medication class and mechanism of action for the chosen medication.
C. Write the prescription in prescription format.
D. Provide an evidence-based rationale for the selected medication using at least one scholarly reference. Textbooks may be used for additional references but are not the primary reference.
E. List any side effects or adverse effects associated with the medication.?
F. Include any required diagnostic testing. State the time frame for this testing (testing is before medication initiation or q 3 months, etc.). Include normal results range for any listed laboratory tests.
G. Provide a minimum of three appropriate medication-related teaching points for the client and/or family.?
2. Integration of Evidence:?The student post provides support?from?a?minimum of?one?scholarly?in-text citation?in addition to the textbook.?? Pliszka, S. R. (2016). Neuroscience for the mental health clinician (2nd ed.). New York, NY: The Guilford Press