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Basic Medication Administration Skills

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ISBN-10: 1401825958

ISBN-13: 9781401825959

Edition: 2006

Authors: Lena L. Deter

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Basic Medication Administration Skills provides medical personnel with the basic knowledge and skills needed to perform medication administration safely and effectively under the clinical direction of the health care provider and supportive clinicians. The book is written specifically for a medication aide course or training for unlicensed direct care staff working in community settings such as those providing direct care for individuals with mental health and developmental disabilities, nursing assisting, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, residential care homes, assisted living facilities, home care, hospice, full-time residential programs, public and private schools, and…    
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Book details

List price: $56.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 622
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Lena L. Deter, MPH, RN is the Founder and Health Education Consultant for DELHEC, LLC. As the primary consultant for DELHEC, LLC, Lena provides educational, training and consulting services to long-term care facilities and community health care providers and their employees. 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. Her thirty plus year clinical experience includes Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, IV Therapy and positions in health care administration. Lena graduated summa cum laude from Worcester State…    

Preface
About the Author
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Introduction to Medication Administration
Introduction
Changes in Health Care in the United States
History of Deinstitutionalization
Work Settings of Unlicensed Assistive Personnel
Nurse Practice Acts and State Regulation
Oversight/Supervision
Role of the Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) in Medication Administration
Introduction
Observation
Reporting
Charting/Documentation
Regulatory Issues
Introduction
Federal Laws
State Laws
Common Legal Terms
Ethical and Legal Issues
Introduction
Health Care Documents
Ethical and Legal Standards
Ethical Issues
Legal Issues
Medication Administration
Introduction to Medications
Introduction
Identifying Medication Names
Classification of Medications
Main Therapeutic Actions of Medications
Medication Dosage
Medication References for the UAP
Medication Orders
Introduction
The Medication Order
Forms Used in Medication Administration
The Medication Label
Medication Administration Times
Abbreviations
Transcription of Health Care Provider Orders
Introduction
Transcription and Documentation
The Basics of Transcription
Basic Transcription
Advanced Transcription
Posting and Verification of Orders
Monthly Quality Review of Orders
Principles of Medication Administration
Introduction
The Five Rights of Medication Administration
Four Checks
Basic Guidelines for Medication Administration
Precautions
Procedure for Medication Administration
Proper Storage of Medications
Handling and Counting Controlled Substances
Disposal of Medications
Administration of Nonparenteral Medications
Introduction
Oral Medications
Topical Medication
Administration of Medications by Inhalation
Administration of Oxygen
Vital Signs
Introduction
Temperature
Guidelines for Using an Oral or Rectal Thermometer
Thermometers
Pulse and Respirations
Blood Pressure
Medications and Their Effects on the Body
Body Organization and Systems
Introduction
Organization of the Body
Review of Body Systems
Medications for the Treatment of Infections
Introduction
Infections
General Information on Antibiotics
Antifungal, Antiviral, and Immunizing Agents
Introduction
Antifungal Agents
Antiviral Agents
Antiretroviral Agents
Immunization
Antineoplastic Agents
Introduction
Chemotherapy with Antineoplastic Agents
Care of People Undergoing Chemotherapy Treatment
Other Treatments for Cancer
Vitamins, Minerals, and Dietary Supplements
Introduction
Adding Nutrients to the Diet
Vitamins
Minerals
Antioxidants
Phytochemicals
Herbal Medications
Psychotropic Medications
Introduction
Psychotropic Medications
Medications for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disorders
Introduction
Medications that Affect the Heart
Medications that Affect the Blood
Medications for the Treatment of Respiratory Disorders
Introduction
Antihistamines
Decongestants
Antitussives
Expectorants
Bronchodilators
Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists (Blockers)
Anticholinergic Agents
Glucocorticoids
Tuberculosis
Medications for the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders
Introduction
Antiulcer Agents
Laxatives
Antidiarrheal Agents
Antiemetics
Emetics
Medications for the Treatment of Genitourinary Disorders
Introduction
Diuretics
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), or Cystitis
Urinary Tract Antibacterials
Urinary Tract Antiseptics
Miscellaneous Medications
Medications for the Treatment of Disorders of the Endocrine System
Introduction
The Pituitary Gland
The Thyroid
The Adrenals
The Islets of Langerhans
Oral Antidiabetic Medications
Hypoglycemic Agents
Medications for the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders
Introduction
Anti-inflammatory Medications
Medications Used to Treat Gout
Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
Skeletal Muscle Stimulants
Medications for the Treatment of Disorders of the Nervous System and Alzheimer's Disease
Introduction
Analgesics
Sedatives and Hypnotics
Barbiturates
Antiparkinsonian Medications
Alzheimer's Disease
Anticonvulsants
Anesthetics
Medications Used for Vertigo, Motion Sickness, and Vomiting
Medications for the Treatment of Disorders of the Reproductive System
Introduction
Female Hormones
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Oral Contraceptives
Male Hormones
Erectile Dysfunction
Medications Used during Labor and Delivery
Eye Medications
Introduction
Anti-infectives
Anti-inflammatory Agents
Antiglaucoma Agents
Mydriatics
Local Anesthetics
Topical Medications
Introduction
Topical Medications
Special Circumstances
Substance Abuse
Introduction
Basic Definitions
Commonly Abused Substances
Substance Abuse in the Workplace
Additional Considerations
Introduction
Use of Over-the-Counter Medications
Use of Nonmedical Substances
Herbal Medications
Medication Interactions
Adverse Events
Use of Medications in the Elderly
Medication Errors
Medication Losses
Medication Refusals
Math Review
Introduction
Numerals
Fractions
Decimals
Percentage
Ratio and Proportion
Metric System
Conversion
Household Measures and Apothecaries' Measurements
Calculating Adult Doses: Oral Form
Table of Authorities
Answers to Review Questions, Math Pretest, and Practice Exercises
Use Caution-Avoid Confusion
Glossary
References
Index