Medication Administration

  • AUTHOR: Lena L. Deter
  • ISBN-13: 9781435481725 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 784 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2011     Published
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Overview

About The Product

Written for medication aides and other assistive personnel, MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION prepares learners to safely and effectively perform medication administration in a variety of clinical settings while under the supervision of a licensed health care provider. The basic skills needed to observe, report, and record are stressed throughout with an emphasis on immediately reporting any change in an individual to the designated supervisor. All content is inclusive of the requirements of the National State Boards of Nursing model curriculum. Combined with the student workbook and Instructor Resources CD-ROM, this package allows instructors to teach the foundation of medication administration from one source while supplementing with individual state regulations and workplace policies.

Features

  • Material is presented in an easy-to-read, user-friendly format and in outline format wherever possible in order to enhance student comprehension of important concepts.
  • Over 200 figures and tables provide explanations of complex materials and offer quick reference tools for in-class and on-the-job training.
  • Chapter learning objectives, key terms lists, and chapter summaries emphasize what students should focus on and where teaching emphasis should be placed.
  • Hundreds of end of chapter review questions and Clinical scenarios reiterate important topics and increase student retention of materials.
  • Step-by-step procedures include photographs and illustrations and provide guidance for administering various medications.
  • Margin terms and a comprehensive glossary provide quick reference tools for recalling important terminology.
  • Web links are provided to help easily locate up-to-date pharmacology-related information.
  • Accompanying Workbook and Instructor's CD-ROM augment the text, making this a complete teaching package.
  • Additional modules offer discussion of advanced topics, including mathematics, working with pediatric populations under direct supervision of a licensed practitioner, and working with diabetics under direct supervision of a licensed practitioner, to help your course meet the needs of state or regional certification.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Lena L. Deter

    After graduating from St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing, Lena progressed through Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, IV Therapy, and Assistant Director of Nursing positions with several of Massachusetts' regional hospitals and long-term care facilities. She successfully transitioned into health care administration, working for the American Red Cross, Trivalley Elder Services, and The Committee to End Elder Homelessness. At this same time she earned her undergraduate degree from Worcester State College with a B.S. in Health Education, and a Masters degree in Public Health from Boston University. As an educational translator, Lena merges research and clinical practice creating culture change in the healthcare environment. Her extensive clinical background and achievements include the development of innovative training programs and curricula, proven cross-cultural communication skills, change management skills, and interagency networking qualifications. Currently, Lena is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Education at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center (HRC). Here she develops, coordinates and/or teaches educational sessions for nursing and rehabilitation staff in collaboration with members of HRC's Department of Professional Development. In addition Lena is involved with creating the culture change needed to implement a social model of care for HRC's new CCRC.

Table of Contents

Preface.
About the author.
Acknowledgements.
Contributors.
MODULE 1: ETHICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS.
1. Introduction to Medication Administration.
2. Regulatory Issues.
3. Ethical and Legal Issues.
MODULE II: MEDICATION FUNDAMENTALS.
4. Introduction to Medications.
5. Medication Orders.
6. Principles of Medication Administration.
MODULE III. MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION.
7. Administration of Non-Parenteral Medications.
8. Administration of Oxygen.
9. Administration of Enemas.
10. Care and Use of Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy Tubes.
11. Administration of Epinephrine by Epipen.
MODULE IV: MEDICATIONS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON THE BODY.
12. Body Organizations and Systems.
13. Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs.
14. Topical Medications.
15. Eye and Ear Medications.
16. Psychotropic Medications.
17. Analgesics and Anesthetics.
18. Antiparkinsonian Medications, Anticonvulsants, and Medications for Treating Alzheimer's Disease.
19. Medications for Treating Infections.
20. Medications for Treating Cancer.
21. Medications for Treating Cardiovascular Disorders.
22. Medications for Treating Endocrine Disorders.
23. Medications for Treating Gastrointestinal Disorders.
24. Medications for Treating Musculoskeletal Disorders.
25. Medications for Treating Respiratory Disorder.
26. Medications for Treating Urinary Disorders.
27. Medications for Treating Reproductive Disorder.
MODULE V: COMMUNICATION AND DOCUMENTATION.
28. Role of the Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) in Medication Administration.
29. Transcription of Health Care Provider Orders.
MODULE VI: SAFETY.
30. Additional Considerations.
31. Poison Control.
MODULE VII: ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS.
32. Basic Math.
33. Vital Signs.
34. Care of Individuals with Epilepsy.
35. Substance Abuse.
References.
Appendix A. Table of Authorities.
Appendix B. "Use Caution- Avoid Confusion.".
Appendix C. "Drugs That Should not be Crushed".
Appendix D. Suggested Readings and Resources.
Glossary.
Index.