what must a medication order contain?
- *Med. Rec. #
- *Hospital #
How must time be written on MAR?
in military time
Who can transcribe med. order?
How do you document medication refusal?
- 1. Circle time of refusal
- 2. Write an 'R' under the time and circle it
- 3. Put your initial
Reasons for documentation
- *Legal Purposes
- *Prevent med. errors of overdosing
What do you document in MAR
- *Medication given
- *Pt reaction
- *Date and Time of Adm.
- *Route given
When is an antibiotic usually DC?
After 5-7 days
When is an anticoagulant usually DC?
3 to 5 days
When is a CNS usually DC?
When MUST a doctor write new order?
6 Right for Med. Adm.
- - Right patient
- - Right time
- - Right medication
- - Right dosage
- - Right route
- - Right documentation
What is your grace period before and after a med. is suppose to be adm. without being early or late?
Factors influencing the route
- - properties of drug
- - site of desired effect
- - rapidity of response
- - condition of pt
Dissolves in stomach
- - protect the intestinal stomach
- - dissolves inside small intestines instead of stomach
indented to allow tablet to be broken in half
Power or pellets enclosed in a gelatin-like covering
Drugs mixed with lubricated substance molded to insert inside body cavities
Lozenge or troche
sweet mucilage type of tablet that dissolve in mouth to release medication
Applied to the mucous membrane of eye, ear, nose, and vagina or mouth
Aerosolized liquids, gases
How are percutaneous medications absorbed
mucous membrane or skin
oil-based semisolid medicaion
semisolid, nongreasy emulsions
mix well with water
usually very thick and sweet
thin, sweet and contain a little alcohol
powdered drug combined with water
powdered drugs combined with oil