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Intro to Pharm

What is dependence of a drug Drug needed to function. Comes from abuse. Need more for relief. Comes from a more physical/therapeutic need.
What is pharmacokinetics? The process of excretion, absorption, metabolizing, and distributing drugs in the bloodstream.
An intramuscular injection is give at a 90 degree angle. True
What is the brand name of a drug? The name that is owned by the company. Will have the trademark or registered emblem behind it.
The toxicity of a drug means. A. Too little drug in the body. B. Too much of the drug in the body. C. The drug levels are normal in the body. B
What is the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act? To define the drug dependency and drug addiction. Also, to classify drugs according to abuse potential and medical usefulness.
What are scheduled 1 medications? Drugs not approved for medical use, highly addictive, example marijuana.
What are schedule 2 medications? High abuse potential, have medical use, higher risk of abuse and misuse. Example narcotics such as oxycodone.
Before the nurse administers an medication, they should verify. A. The physician order. B. The client’s name and date of birth. C. If the client wants the medicine. D. If oral, if the client can swallow. A, B, D
It is safe to say the nurse should be fluent with what information for safe administration of medicines. The nurse should be knowledgeable with the purpose, actions, side effects, abnormal/adverse reactions, and follow-up care the medication may require. This is beneficial for teaching the patient and interventions.
What are the steps of the nursing process in chronological order? Assessment, diagnosis (RN), planning, implement, evaluate.
True or false: it is ok to give the patient even if confused the medication without asking their name or DOB? False; always treat the patient with dignity and ask for the information, if unable to provide access the chart.
What are the six rights for medication administration? Right patient, route, drug, time, dose, documentation
What is the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency?) # given to physicians and pharmacists when they register with the DEA to prescribe and dispense controlled substances.
Subcutaneous injections should be given how and at what sites? At 45-90 degree angle. In the abdomen (best site), top of thigh or back of upper arm.
What should you check prior to administering oral medications? The patient's ability to swallow and their gag reflex. Make sure the patient does not choke or aspirate.
Where should you place a transdermal patch on a child? In the center of the back between the shoulders.
How long should a patient lay flat after receiving vaginal medication? 10-15 minutes to keep medication from coming back out.
When the nurse assesses the patients, what information is the nurse trying to gather? The patient's perception and expectation of the medication.
What is the nurse implementing during the planning process? The goals and outcomes they would like the patient to achieve.
What should the nurse do when applying topical medications? Make sure to wear gloves and do not let medication contact their skin.
What should the nurse do with verbal and telephone orders? Read the order back to the prescriber for clarification.
Created by: Kiakee



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