Reading a Prescription
Key vocabulary associated with the
medication and prescription worksheets:
QD, BID, TID, as needed, after meals, at night...
medical lesson planhas an introduction to prescription terminology. There is an
antibiotic brainstorming activityfor warm-up. Below that there is a list of key vocabulary for students to review and verify meaning before proceeding to the speaking task. - Do the first
brain storming taskin pairs or small groups.
- Have the students verify understanding of prescription shorthand..
- Go over the useful language for explaining a prescription and giving medication directions.- Proceed to the
speaking task. - This should be done as a
group discussionafter everyone has practiced reading the prescriptions individually.
- In pairs the students can practice giving these prescriptions to each other.
For additional practice with giving medication, see the 'giving medication' activity in the medical procedures section.
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