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    Mosby items and derived items 2006, 2003, 1999, 1995, 1991 by Mosby, Inc. Slide 1

    Chapter 23Medication Administration

    Mosby items and derived items 2006, 2003, 1999, 1995, 1991 by Mosby, Inc. Slide 2

    PharmacologyPharmacology

    This is the study of drugs and their action This is the study of drugs and their action on the living body.on the living body. The action of any drug on the body is a The action of any drug on the body is a

    complicated process.complicated process.

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    Pharmaceutical PhasePharmaceutical Phase The The discovery or making of the drugdiscovery or making of the drug

    Pharmacokinetic PhasePharmacokinetic Phase The The movement of the drugmovement of the drugs active ingredientss active ingredients

    to the site where the intended action of the to the site where the intended action of the drug drug

    PharmacodynamicPharmacodynamic PhasePhase Interaction of the drugInteraction of the drugss active ingredient with active ingredient with

    the the bodybodys cellss cells

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    PharmacologyPharmacology Drug DosageDrug Dosage The amount of a drug prescribed for the The amount of a drug prescribed for the

    patient by the physician.patient by the physician. The prescribed amount/dose of drug given at The prescribed amount/dose of drug given at

    one time.one time.

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    PharmacologyPharmacology

    Drug Actions and InteractionsDrug Actions and Interactions Two general typesTwo general types Local:Local: affect only the area where the drug is affect only the area where the drug is

    placedplaced SystemicSystemic: affect the entire body: affect the entire body

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    Drug interaction: one drug alters another drugDrug interaction: one drug alters another drug

    PotentiationPotentiation: one drug increases the action or: one drug increases the action oreffect of another drugeffect of another drug

    Incompatibility: drugs that do not combine Incompatibility: drugs that do not combine chemically with other drugschemically with other drugs

    Antagonist: drug that will block the action of Antagonist: drug that will block the action of another druganother drug

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    Idiosyncratic responseIdiosyncratic response to a drug is an to a drug is an individualindividuals unique hypersensitivity to a s unique hypersensitivity to a particular drug.particular drug. A reduced response to a drug is called A reduced response to a drug is called

    tolerancetolerance.. AnAn adverse drug reactionadverse drug reaction is a harmful, is a harmful,

    unintended reaction to a drug administered at a unintended reaction to a drug administered at a normal dosage.normal dosage. ContraindicationsContraindications are conditions under are conditions under

    which the drug should not be given.which the drug should not be given. Interactions Interactions are modifications of the effect of are modifications of the effect of

    a drug when administered with another drug.a drug when administered with another drug.

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    PharmacologyPharmacology Factors that may affect how patients Factors that may affect how patients

    respond to medication: What do think? respond to medication: What do think? AgeAge WeightWeight Physical healthPhysical health Psychological statusPsychological status Environmental temperatureEnvironmental temperature GenderGender Amount of food in the stomachAmount of food in the stomach Dosage formsDosage forms

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    Medication OrdersMedication Orders The PT is ethically and legally responsible for ensuring The PT is ethically and legally responsible for ensuring

    that the patient receives the correct medication ordered that the patient receives the correct medication ordered by the physician.by the physician.

    Medication orders should include the following:Medication orders should include the following: Patient's namePatient's name Date and time of the orderDate and time of the order Name of the drugName of the drug Dosage of the drugDosage of the drug Route of administrationRoute of administration Time or frequency drug is givenTime or frequency drug is given Signature of the physicianSignature of the physician Any special instructionsAny special instructions

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    Medication OrdersMedication Orders Controlled SubstancesControlled Substances OpioidsOpioids, barbiturates, and other controlled drugs that , barbiturates, and other controlled drugs that

    have a high possibility for abuse or addiction are have a high possibility for abuse or addiction are doubledouble--locked.locked.

    Narcotic keysNarcotic keys are kept by designated med person are kept by designated med person per shift.per shift.

    Each controlled drug used is logged into the narcotic Each controlled drug used is logged into the narcotic log book.log book.

    At the end of each shift, controlled drugs are carefully At the end of each shift, controlled drugs are carefully counted by a team member from the outgoing shift counted by a team member from the outgoing shift and a team member from the incoming shift.and a team member from the incoming shift.

    Always have a witness to the Always have a witness to the wastingwasting of a controlled of a controlled substance.substance.

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    Medication OrdersMedication Orders Types of OrdersTypes of Orders Standing OrdersStanding Orders Already written by a physician for all patients on Already written by a physician for all patients on

    a particular unit or areaa particular unit or area Carried out without having to call the physicianCarried out without having to call the physician

    Verbal OrdersVerbal Orders May be given in the presence of an PT, LPN/LVN May be given in the presence of an PT, LPN/LVN

    or an RN directly or over the telephoneor an RN directly or over the telephone Should be written on the chart and signed by the Should be written on the chart and signed by the

    physician as soon as possible (policy & physician as soon as possible (policy & procedure)procedure)

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    Medication AdministrationMedication Administration

    Six RightsSix Rights Right medicationRight medication Right doseRight dose Right timeRight time Right routeRight route Right patientRight patient Right documentationRight documentation

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    Medication OrdersMedication Orders Important Considerations of Medication Administration. Important Considerations of Medication Administration.

    Everyone read out loud !Everyone read out loud !

    If you did not pour it, do not give it.If you did not pour it, do not give it. If you gave it, chart it.If you gave it, chart it. Do not chart for someone else or have someone else Do not chart for someone else or have someone else

    chart for you.chart for you. Do not transport or accept a container that is not Do not transport or accept a container that is not

    labeled.labeled. Do not put down an unlabeled syringe.Do not put down an unlabeled syringe. If given a verbal order, repeat it to the physician.If given a verbal order, repeat it to the physician.

    If you make an error, report it immediatelyIf you make an error, report it immediately..

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    Medication OrdersMedication Orders

    Never leave a medication with a patient or family Never leave a medication with a patient or family member. Watch the patient take it and swallow it.member. Watch the patient take it and swallow it.

    Always return to assess the patientAlways return to assess the patients response.s response. Chart as soon as possible after giving medication.Chart as soon as possible after giving medication. If a patient refuses medication, do not force it; chart If a patient refuses medication, do not force it; chart

    Refused medication because ofRefused medication because of .. If you elect to omit a dose based on your nursing If you elect to omit a dose based on your nursing

    judgment, let another PT or nurse help make the judgment, let another PT or nurse help make the decision. If medication is not given, document decision. If medication is not given, document Dose omitted becauseDose omitted because .. Report to the physician.Report to the physician.

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    Routes of AdministrationRoutes of Administration

    EnteralEnteral Via the GI TractVia the GI Tract PowdersPowders PillsPills TabletsTablets Liquids or suspensionsLiquids or suspensions SuppositoriesSuppositories

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    Routes of AdministrationRoutes of Administration

    PercutaneousPercutaneous Through the Skin or Mucous MembranesThrough the Skin or Mucous Membranes TopicalTopical InstillationInstil

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