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Dosage may differ depending on which
indication the drug is used for.
Many drugs can be administered by more
than one route.
Dosage may differ depending on the route
selected. (less dosage by IV but more by
Certain IV agents can cause severe local
injury if IV extravasates. (vein fluid can
accumulate, make sure line is patent)
accumulate, 20 Dosage and Administration
Read the medication order carefully.
Verify the identity of the patient.
Read the medication label carefully.
Verify dosage calculations.
Implement any special handling the drug
Don’’t administer any drug if you don’t
understand the reason for its use.
21 Evaluating and Promoting
Evaluating therapeutic responses
– One of the most important aspects of drug therapy
– Must know the rationale for treatment and the nature and
time course of the intended response
Promoting patient adherence
– Also known as compliance Implementing nondrug
– Education of patients
Implementing Non Drug Measures
– Biofeedback, emotional support, weight reduction,
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- Spring '14