# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Assistant II Task 1369948814

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Use drug resources.


Use of drug resources should include locating appropriate drug information in the appropriate drug reference (e.g., Physicians' Desk Reference [PDR] or United States Pharmacopeia [USP]).

Process/Skill Questions

  • What specific information about a medication can be obtained in the PDR?
  • What is the difference between the information found in the PDR and that found in the USP?
  • What resources are available to check use of herbal, homeopathic, naturopathic remedies/treatments?
  • What are the risks of using unauthenticated websites to locate prescription drug information?
  • Under what circumstances might a medical assistant need to research a prescription drug?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

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