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Taking a patient’s medication history

Part two of a series of English-language worksheets for nurses. In this set of reading and listening activities, students learn how to develop a medication history for a patient.

Nurses are responsible for implementing and evaluating drug therapies as well as educating patients about their drug regimes. These are essential skills for nurses, requiring thought and professional judgement. Before any medication is administered, nurses need to carry out a detailed assessment of their patients.

Students will learn:

  • vocabulary and principles of drug action
  • the purposes of drug use
  • how to fill out prescriptions  
  • what information to collect before administering a drug
  • how to summarize a patient's medication history

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Readers' comments (10)

  • Hello EugeniaK,

    We are pleased we've surprised you in a good way! Macmillan have a wealth of material across all of the ELT spectrum, definitely not just grammar books!

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

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  • Excellent materials! I am surprised..I didn't know that Macmillan has Nursing English series..Always assosiated Macmillan with Grammar books)

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  • Hi there,

    Many thanks for the useful feedback. It has been logged and we will absolutely keep it in mind with future resources.

    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • These worksheets are excellent for advanced students (C1,C2). Unfortunately the nurses I teach are on average B1 or B2 level which means I cannot use them for the target group they are designed for. Please keep this in mind in future.

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  • Hi PeteG,

    Sorry to hear the mp3 is not playing for you. What kind of machine are you using? i.e is it a laptop or a tablet?

    If it's a tablet, you may need to download the file and then play it through something like itunes.

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  • The MP3 will not play. Any ideas??

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  • Hi Crockpot,

    Many thanks for the feedback. With regards these worksheets, as per the feedback below, unfortunately we cannot make simpler versions at the moment. However, perhaps your students might be more suited to a pre-intermediate medical lesson plan such as the one below:

    http://www.onestopenglish.com/skills/integrated-skills/topics/topics-health/552313.article

    This lesson is also available at an intermediate level in case your students require something a little more challenging.

    Hope that helps.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

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  • Great stuff. I like that it is all authentic stuff as English is really spoken. It would be nice if we could have simpler versions. My students are Elementary to pre-intermediate level

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  • Hi katyab10,

    We're really pleased you love the worksheets, thanks for letting us know. I'm afraid we can't make simpler versions right now but we always record feedback and add it to a 'wishlist' so that when we commission new content we bear all the feedback in mind.

    I wonder if there's a way you could give some extra information to your students to make some of the exercises simpler. For example in exercise B of this reading lesson, you could give them some example sentences to use alongside the definitions.

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  • I love these worksheets but they are rather advanced for my IFSI (French nursing school, as Ros knows well) students. Is there any chance of having a simpler version?

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