Medication Teaching Plan Assignment Guidelines


The purpose of this assignment is for the student to synthesize pharmacological knowledge (i.e., core drug

knowledge, core patient variables, and nursing implications) of pharmacotherapeutic agents into a useful teaching and learning tool for nurses and patients.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

  • CO1 Applies the concepts of pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics,pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenomics to the use of specific medication classifications in specific health conditions and in consideration of medication side/adverse effects, nursing implications, and medication teaching. (POs 1, 2, and 3)
  •  CO2 Apply principles of health promotion, as well as illness and injury prevention, to promote safety and effectiveness of commonly used pharmacologic therapy across the lifespan, taking into consideration sociocultural, genetic/genomic, developmental, and gender implications. (POs 3 and 8)
  • CO3 Utilize the nursing process in understanding the effects of drug therapy on health outcomes across the lifespan within the framework of a diverse population of individuals, families, and communities. (PO 4)

Due Date

Refer to the Course Calendar for details. The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment.

Total Points Possible 100 Point Requirements

1. Choose a pharmacological agent that has been on the market less than 5 years.

2. Research the literature and obtain two to three resources for current, evidence-based information related to the pharmacological agent. You must submit your resources with the assignment. Identify the following key/relevant drug information that will be used to develop a medication teaching brochure:

  •  Drug Class
  • Mechanism of Action 
  •  Drug Administration and Dosage
  • Drug/food Interactions
  •  Lab effects/Interference

3. Design a brochure to be used as a patient teaching tool containing the identified relevant/key information outlined above and the following important information:

1. After selecting your pharmacotherapeutic agent, use the Chamberlain online library or other database to research the key/relevant drug information.

2. Create your teaching brochure using MS Word or PowerPoint. Microsoft Word has built-in and online templates for brochures. You may choose one of these for your format. The brochure should be printed on one page, two-sided.

3. Include appropriate images, graphics, bulleted items, and subtitles in your brochure.

Choose images that illustrate your points and do not serve as mere decorations.

4. Use no higher than seventh-grade reading level, except for required medical terminology. Microsoft Word will calculate a Flesch Kincaid Grade Level for you. Go to Review > Spelling and Grammar. When the check is complete, Word will give you the statistics. You may need to save your file with a new name and temporarily delete required medical terms and then run the Flesch Kincaid statistics again to get to the seventh-grade reading level.

5. Complete a separate document that contains the following information:

  •  Your name, date and class
  •  A short paragraph describing the intended audience and use for your teaching brochure. For example, is this for teaching a pediatric patient who is newly diagnosed with asthma about the new drug? Is it designed to teach an older adult about a new cholesterol drug?

 A reference page in APA format

The brochure is not a paper that follows APA format so please use your creativity when developing the brochure. Consider your audience when choosing font, style and graphics.

6. Submit the brochure and the one-page document to the assignment by the due date.

Directions and Assignment Criteria

Brochure: Key/Relevant Drug Information3030%Brochure contains following key/relevant drug information Drug Class Mechanism of Action Drug Administration and Dosage Drug Interactions Lab effects/interference Special Considerations Potential Side Effects/Adverse Effects/Toxicities
Brochure: Patient Education Considerations3535%Brochure contains the following patient education information Nursing Management Patient Education Considerations
   Patient Assessment Potential Side Effects/Adverse Effects/ToxicitiesSpecial considerations
Brochure: Visual Effects/Creativity Medication Teaching Plan Assignment1010%Brochure meets all of the following· Developed per the required standard· Appropriate for the intended audience· Flesch Kincaid reading level is not higher than seventh grade· Graphics do not distract from the purpose of the brochure· Visually appealing
One Page Paper1515%One page paper is clearly written and contains the following information:· Name