Placing medication under the tongue
The effect of 2 medications combined is greater than each given separately
Secondary effects of medication, such as nausea
Unpredictable effect of medications
Fluid administered & retained in a body cavity
Injection into tissues below the dermis of the skin
Severe allergic response characterized by bronchospasm
Inserting medication into the eye
Administering medication through the oral, nasal, or pulmonary passages
Patient taking many medications
Placing solid medication against the mucous membranes of the cheek
Injecting medication into body tissues
Provide an example of how a nurse's professional responsibility in administering medications is controlled or regulated.
Federal & state legislation, state Nurse Practice Acts, and agency policies & procedures control or regulate the nurse's administration of medications.
1A. Identify a strategy for a nurse to implement to avoid errors with medications that appear the same.
1A. Ordering medications by the generic name, including the diagnosis on the prescription, repeating reinforcing instructions w/the patient, advising patients to check medication labels, and having the patient report any changes in the medication's appearance.
1B. Identify a strategy for a nurse to implement to avoid errors with medications that appear the same.
Patient identifiers include name & patient identification number. Agencies may include other aids, such as the birth date or the bar code on the name band.
Provide an example of how each of the following factors can influence the actions of medications.
a. Dietary factors
b. Physiological variables
c. Environmental conditions
a. Dietary factors: Drug & nutrient interactions can alter a drug's action or the effect of the nurtient; proper drug metabolism relies on good nutrion