Med Admin Fall10

Med Admin Fall10 - The Nursing Process and The Nursing...

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Unformatted text preview: The Nursing Process and The Nursing Process and Medication Administration Medication Administration NURS 312-Foundations Kimberly Glenn MN, RN, CPN Responsibilities Prescriber: writes, or verbally gives, order for the medication. Must document need for med Pharmacist: makes sure prescriptions are valid, and fills them accurately. Resource for side effects, toxicity, interactions, imcompatability Nurse: Administer the meds: but it doesnt just lie with a physical skill Nurses Responsibilities Preparing, administering and evaluating pt response to meds Up to date knowledge: what it is, what it does, is it appropriate for this client: Question if you are unsure Skill competency Reporting med errors Safeguarding and storing meds Client and family education Pharmacokinetics in a nutshell Pharmacokinetics in a nutshell Four processes: Absorption: from different locations/ diff rates Distribution: depends on??? Metabolism: biotransformation, mainly in which organ??? Excretion: may be excreted from lungs, liver, BUT main organ??? S S AFETY Specific Factors affecting Med Response AFETY Specific Factors affecting Med Response Factor Principles involved Nursing Management Age Immature liver in infants/children. Aging process affects liver and kidney function; ? circulation Assessment Data collection Gender/body built Distribution of fat, water, lean body mass Chronic Disease Body organ dysfunction r/t First Pass Effect Meds taken orally can be inactivated when passed through the stomach-must give another way Nutritional Status Presence/absence of food in stomach; malnutrition can affect presence of enzymes Pregnancy Circulatory changes, hormone changes; increased demand on the body Concurrent medication Unpredictable response; interfere 5 SAFETY Model developed by Zager & Manning 2009 S S AFETY AFETY - - System Specific System Specific Assessment: Assessment: Lab Procedures Lab Procedures Peak: collected 1-2 hours after completion of a dose Trough: drawn just prior to a clients next dose Drawn to determine the appropriate amount of drug and the appropriate timing between doses to assure that the blood concentration remains in the therapeutic range....
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