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Advanced Medication Administration Skills

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ISBN-10: 1401897843

ISBN-13: 9781401897840

Edition: 2007

Authors: Lena L. Deter

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Advanced Medication Administration Skills provides medical personnel with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to perform medication administration safely and effectively under the clinical direction of the health care provider and supportive clinicians. The materials and guidelines offered in this training manual will provide comprehensive training in the advanced tasks unlicensed staff are often required to deal with on a day-to-day basis. This includes CNAs, HHAs, hospice workers, PCAs, certified medical assistants in physician?s offices and clinics, direct care workers in community settings such as group homes and work places for the individuals with mental illness and/or…    
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List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
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…    

About the Author
Introduction to Medication Administration
Work Settings of Unlicensed Assistive Personnel
Nurse Practice Acts
Federal Laws
State Laws
Common Legal Terms
Ethical and Legal Issues
Ethical and Legal Standards
Ethical Issues
Ethics Committee
Privacy Issues
Legal Issues
Statutory Violations
Intentional Acts
Workplace Policies and Procedures
Role of Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) in Medication Administration
Initial Observations
What to Report and Who to Report To
When to Report
How to Report
Charting Guidelines
Principles of Medication Administration
The Five Rights of Medication Administration
Right Individual
Right Medication
Right Dose
Right Time
Right Route
Four Checks
Basic Guidelines for Medication Administration
Procedure for Medication Administration
Handling and Counting Controlled Substances: Schedules II-V
Disposal of Medications
Reasons for Disposal of Medications
Rules for the Disposal of Medication
Documentation of Medication Disposal
Medication Errors
Prevention of Medication Errors
Reporting of Medication Errors
Medication Losses
Medication Refusals
Active and Passive Refusals
Ways to Deal with Refusals
Administration of Selected Nonparental Medications
Administration of Enemas
Types of Enemas
Cleansing Enemas
Ready-to-Use (Prepackaged) Enemas
Return-Flow Enemas
Proper Positioning for Administration of an Enema
Equipment and Supplies Used in the Administration of Enemas
Special Considerations in the Administration of Enemas
Guidelines for Documentation of the Administration of an Enema
Administration of Oxygen
Administration of Oxygen
Signs and Symptoms of an Inadequate Oxygen Supply (Hypoxemia)
Pulse Oximetry
Equipment and Supplies
Special Considerations
Caring for an Individual Receiving Pulse Oximetry
Guidelines for Documentation
Oxygen Therapy
Methods of Delivery
Oxygen Administration Equipment
Oxygen Cylinders
Liquid Oxygen Canisters
Oxygen Concentrators
Providing Care for an Individual Who is Receiving Oxygen
Oxygen Safety Precautions
Respiratory Positions
Oxygen Toxicity
Additional Equipment
Incentive Spirometer
Aerosol Therapy
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
Storage of Oxygen
Care and Use of Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy Tubes
Nasogastric (NG) Tube
Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy Tubes
Feedings by Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy Tubes
Additional Procedures
Special Considerations
Caring for an Individual with a Gastrostomy or Jejunostomy Tube
Medication Administration by Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy Tubes
Parenteral Medications
Administration of Parenteral Medications
Parenteral Routes
Advantages of the Parenteral Route
Disadvantages of the Parenteral Route
Parenteral Medications
Equipment and Supplies for Administration of Parenteral Medications
Syringes and Needles
Selection of Syringe and Needle
Disposal of Syringes and Needles
Prevention of Needlestick Injuries
Administration of Injections
Caring for the Individual Receiving an Injection
Preparation of the Medication for Injection
Basic Guidelines for the Administration of Injections
Types of Injections
Documentation Guidelines for the Administration of Parenteral Medications
Administration of Insulin
Types of Diabetes
Treatment of Diabetes
Complications of Diabetes
Monitoring Diabetes
Blood Glucose Monitoring
Acetone Monitoring
Oral Anti-Diabetic Medications
Administration of Oral Anti-Diabetic Medications
Types of Insulin
Brands of Insulin
Species of Insulin
Insulin Orders
Insulin Dosing
Insulin Labels
Storage of Insulin
Insulin Syringes
Administration of Insulin
Rotation of Insulin Sites
Mixing Two Types of Insulin in One Insulin Syringe
Special Considerations for the Administration of Insulin
Complications Related to the Use of Insulin
Care of the Individual with Diabetes
Sick Day Guidelines for an Individual with Diabetes
Administration of Epinephrine by EpiPen Auto-Injector
Causes of Anaphylaxis
Signs and Symptoms of Anaphylaxis
Treatment of Anaphylaxis
Administration of an EpiPen Auto-Injector
Special Considerations
Documentation Guidelines for Administration of an EpiPen Auto-Injector
Storage and Handling of EpiPen Auto-Injectors
Supplemental Section
Care of Individuals with Epilepsy
Causes of Epilepsy
Partial Seizures
Generalized Seizures
Status Epilepticus
Treatment of Epilepsy
Anticonvulsant Medications
Ketogenic Diet
Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS Therapy)
Complementary Treatment
Care of the Individual with Epilepsy
Medicating Children
Challenges of Administering Medication to Children
Stages of Development
Medication Sensitivity
Effects of Medication on Children
Rates of Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion
Determining Medication Dosages for Children
Administration of Medication to Children
Basic Guidelines for Administration of Medication to Children
Routes of Administration
Vital Signs
Children with Diabetes
Adminstration of Insulin
Children with Epilepsy
Causes of Childhood Epilepsy
Treatment of Childhood Epilepsy
Side Effects of Anticonvulsant Medication in Children
Special Considerations with Childhood Epilepsy
Medication Errors in the Care of Children
Poison Control
Types of Poisons
Treatment for Poisoning
Treatment for Ingestion of a Poison
Treatment for Inhalation of a Poison
Treatment for Poisoning of Skin or Eyes
Emergency Care for an Accidental Poisoning
Documentation Guidelines for Emergency Care of the Individual
Poison Control Centers
Answers to Review Questions