Medication Administration 1

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Medication Administration 1
2011-02-04 15:36:22
medication administration

medication legislators and pharmacokinetics
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  1. Types of medication legislators
    federal regulations, state and local regulations, health care institutions and medication laws, medication regulations and nursing practice
  2. FDA
    federal regulator which ensures that all medications on the market undergo vigorous testing before they are sold to the public
  3. state and local regulations
    must conform to federal legislation and often have additional controls (controlled substances, alcohol, tobacco)
  4. health care institutions and medication laws
    establish individual policies to meet federal, state, and local regulations; the institution is primarily concerned with perventing poor health outcomes resulting from medication use
  5. medication regulations and nursing practice
    state nurse practice acts have the most influences over nursing practice by defining the scopre of a nurse's professional functions and responsibilities; primary intent of NPAs is to protect the public from unskilled, undereducated, and unlicensed personnel
  6. What is pharmacokinetics?
    study of how medications enter the body, reach their site of action, metabolize, and exit the body
  7. Why should nurses understand pharmacokinetics?
    • - timing of medication administration
    • - selection of route of administration
    • - considering client's risk for alterations in medication action
    • - evaluating the client's response