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a chemical that affects a living process
basic sciences about drugs
study of drugs in humans
- Use of drugs to diagnose, prevent, or
- treat disease or prevent pregnancy
what are the top 3 classes for med errors?
the 3 most important properties of a drug are?
T/F In contrast to the early 1900s, all of the drugs used in modern medicine are safe?
most cases, we want drug effects to be reversible. T/F
what are some properties of an ideall drug?
- -easy to administer
- -no interactions
- -low cost
- -chemically stable
that every drug has potential for harm,
what are some reasons medications are given in such high numbers?
the benefit outweighs the harm
Pre clinical trials are done on who?
The clinical trials are done on?
what are the 4 phases of the clinical testing?
- I – healthy subjects, initial trial
- II – limited controlled evaluation
- III – extended clinical trials
- IV – Post marketing evaluation
What are the limitations to new drug development procedures?
- adverse effects not seen until Phase IV
- info about women, children, those with co-morbid conditions
- all adverse events reported
- box warnings and medication guides
What is a voluntary way of reporting adverse events to the FDA?
What are the 6 rights of med administration?
What are the steps in the nursing process?
What is included in the assessment?
- and observation
- risk patient/ high risk medication