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