1. Be able to locate the information about each drug 2. Consistently calculate drug dosages accurately 3. Consistently use 5 rights and rules of medication administration consistently and 4. Recognize the nursing implications for each drug administered
Lisinopril-Ace inhibitor-antihypertensive that relaxes arterial vessels
Drugs with a medical use, high potential for abuse with psych or physical dependence; opioids, psychostimulants, barbituates, cannabinoids-amphetamine, morphine, methadone, seconal, amobarbital
Differences in absorption of meds
Skin, Oral, Subq-slow; mucous and respiratory-quick; IM-depends on form of drug; IV-most rapid
What are the four types of drug actions?
Stimulation of depression, replacement, killing or organisms and irritation
Right patient, right time, right dose, right route, right drug
ask name, compare to name on MAR, check ID band
Drug in date, document after drug is given
Medication error prevention
Is drug effective? Adverse effects evident? Why is pt getting med? Possible drug interactions? OK Dosage? Order legible? Should lab values be checked? Allergies? Is pt receiving more than one drug with same action?
Why should med be administered as close to the time scheduled as possible?
Maintain a minimum concentration of the drug in bloodstream
When elderly takes an anti-inflammatory for arthritis on a continuing basis, the nurse would