Card Set Information
Pharmacology and Medication Administration
Medications commonly administered by the EMT.
Medications prescribed for the patient that the EMT may administer or assist the patient with administering.
Inhaled Bronchodilator - Metered-Dose Inhaler; Small-Volume Nebulizer
Four different names of a medication, or drug.
What are the different routes of Administration?
What are the different forms of medications?
Compressed powder or tablet
Liquid for injection
Fine powder for inhalation
What are indications for a medication?
The common reasons for using a medication to treat a specific condition.
What are contraindications for a medication?
Situations in which a medication should not be used.
The route and form by which a drug is given.
Define mechanisim of action.
How the drug works to create its effect on the body.
Define side effects.
The undesired effects of a medication.
What are the 5 "rights" of medication administration?
What are the key steps in administering medications?
Obtain an order from medical direction
Select the proper medication
Verify the patient's prescription
Check the expiration date
Check for discoloration or impurities
Verify the form, route & dose
What do you reassess following medication administration?
Patency of airway
Breathing rate & quality
Pulse rate & quality
Skin color, temp, condition
Change or relief of patient's complaints
Medication side effects
Imporvement or deterioration in patient condition following medication admin.