Study Guide Exam E - Unit Dose The prescribed amount of...

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Unit Dose The prescribed amount of drug the patient receives at a single time. -(Usually one tablet) Individually packaged and labeled with drug name, dose, and expiration date. -It saves time, and is the safest method because of the double-check system. ac Before meals ad lib as desired AM Morning bid Twice a day fl oz Fluid ounce g, gm, or GM Gram gtt Drop h, hr Hour IM Intramuscular IV Intravenous IVPB Intravenous Piggyback Kg or kg Kilogram KVO Keep vein open L or l Liter mEq Milliequivalent mL or ml Milliter OTC Over the counter oz Ounce pc After meals PM Evening
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po or PO By mouth qh, qr (q1h, q1hr) Every hour q2h, q2hr Every 2 hours qid or QID Four times a day qs Sufficient quantity Stat or STAT At once sup or supp Suppository susp Suspension tab Tablet Tbsp Tablespoon Tid or TID Three times a day T or tsp Teaspoon Drugs in solid form are measured by? Weight -Milligrams, grains -Like for pills and powders Drugs used for irrigations, infusion and injection are liquids (usually solutions) measured by?
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  • Fall '13
  • Lipscomb,Sherri
  • Nursing, Kilogram, Imperial units, United States customary units, GTT, AHA Patient Care Partnership

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