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Medication Administration & Nursing - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
There are procedures and regulations that nurses must follow in order to properly administer medication to their patients. The lessons in this chapter will explore specific actions and methods that are in place to preserve the safety and security of both patients and nursing staff.
As you make your way through the material, you can send questions to our instructors for clarification on any covered topic. Our short lessons contain video transcripts and self-assessment quizzes as well. The videos in this chapter discuss the following:
- Principles of administration
- Drug administration sites
- Factors that impact medication action
|Pharmacokinetics: Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism & Excretion||Get the facts on how medications are used and excreted by the body.|
|Principal Routes & Sites of Drug Administration||Discover principal routes and specific sites for drug administration.|
|Principles of Medication Administration||Learn about the principled foundation for administering medication.|
|Factors Influencing Medication Action & Effectiveness||Take a look at the various factors that affect a medication's functioning in the body.|
|Nursing Case Study: Medication Administration||Examine an actual case study involving medication and nursing.|
1. Principal Routes & Sites of Drug Administration
How are drugs administered into the body and where? If they are injected, where should they be injected? This lesson goes over the principal routes and sites we use to administer drugs in medicine.
2. Principles of Medication Administration
For a nurse, administering medication is an important responsibility. To avoid errors, a nurse must adhere to the principles of medication administration. Learn about the general principles, including the rights of drugs administration.
3. Factors Influencing Medication Action & Effectiveness
This lesson will give you an understanding of the fact that doctors and nurses must take many important factors into account when giving a person a drug.
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