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Unformatted text preview: ch effects specific to the medication the child will be taking. Withdrawal of medication follows a predesigned protocol, usually begun when the child has been seizure free for at least 2 years. When a medication is discontinued, the dosage should be reduced gradually over 1 to 2 weeks. 27 395. Med Cal 396. Oral Medication The nurse should administer oral medications with the infant sitting in an upright position to prevent aspiration if the infant cries or resists. Semi-Fowler¶s is an upright position. Dorsal recumbent means on the back and flat, so there would be a risk of aspiration with this position. Trendelenburg is on the back with the head lowered, and prone is on the abdomen. Oral medications could not be administered to an infant in either of these positions. 397. Childhood Development The nurse utilizes developmental perspectives when administering medications. The preschool age is when the nurse can make use of ³magical thinking´ as a strategy to administer medications. Infants and toddlers are too young for this concept,...
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