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MEDICATING CHILDRENPREVENTINGMEDICATION ERRORSAND GENERALCONSIDERATIONS
----MedicatingChildren-PreventingMedicationErrorsandGeneralConsiderationsCOURSEINTRODucnONAdministeringmedicationtochildrenis auniquechallengerequiring specialized knowledgeandskills. Each child's age,background,andlevel of physicalandpsychosocial developmentmustbeconsidered, and the administration process tailored tomeet these particular needs. In addition, children are particularlyvulnerable to medication errors. Thenursemust alsopaycloseattention to the typeofmedication being administered, the dosageandthe route.Tocompletethiscourse,youmustdothefollowing:a. Read the Overview and Course Objectives.b. Study the Terminology.c.Study the Content Review.d.Complete the Learning Activity.e.Complete the PostTest.Toreceive 1hourof Continuing Education credit for theCOUIse,turninyourcompletedLearningActivity,PostTest,andEd uca tiona I Activity Evaluation toyourInstructor.Ifyou aretaking the course on a home study basis through Medcom, returnthe materials to: Continuing Education Coordinator, Medcom,Inc.,6060Phyllis Drive, Cypress,CA90630.OVERVIEWThe material is organized around the following categories:IntroductionThe Five "Rights"ofPediatricDrugAdministrationPreventing Medication ErrorsCoaching ChildrenIntramuscular and Subcutaneous InjectionsAdministering Oral MedicationsOtic, Ophthalmic and Nasal AdministrationConclusionMedicatingChildren-PreventingMedicationErrorsandGeneralConsiderations
MedicatingChildren-PreventingPURPOSE/OVERALLGOALThepmposeofthisprogramistoprovide nurses with guidelinesfor administering medicationtochildren of different agesanddevelopment levels with emphasis on appropriate techniques andthe elimination of medication errors.COURSEOBJECTIVESAfter completingthiscourse the learner will be ableto:Define thefive"rights"of pediatric drug administration.Describe specific guidelines for writing prescriptions.Administer medicationtochildren using afirm,yetpositive approach.Select suitable injection sites for medication.Effectively administer oral, otic, ophthalmic and nasalmedicationstochildren.Understand the nurse's roleinthe administrationofchildren's medications.Use appropriate strategies for administering medicationtochildren of different developmental levels.2MedicationErrorsandGeneralConsiderations),J
---TerminologyElixir Aformofliquidmedicationfor oral usewiththemedication usually carried in a sweetened alcohol.FiveRightsOfPediatricDrugAdministrationAmnemonic device for preventing medication errors. The fiverightsare:RightPatient,RightDrug,RightDose,RightRoute,andRight Time.

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