# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Practical Nursing II Task 2134396698

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain the principles of medication administration.

Definition

Explanation should include
  • rights of medication administration
  • safety issues
  • appropriate disposal of medication
  • the role of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • United States Pharmacopoeia (USP)-National Formulary
  • Controlled Substances Act
  • agency drug distribution systems
  • Patient's Bill of Rights
  • drug orders by the appropriate healthcare provider.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What methods are used to distribute drugs in healthcare agencies, including stock and unit dose?
  • What is the U.S. official drug reference book?
  • What types of drugs are in each drug schedule?
  • How does the Controlled Substances Act impact drug storage, as well as dispensing, administering, and documenting dosages?
  • Which statement in the Patient's Bill of Rights relates to the administration of medication?
  • What information must be included in a drug order by a healthcare provider?
  • What are common abbreviations and symbols used in drug orders? How are they interpreted?
  • What are the causes of common errors made in drug administration?
  • Which are the “Do Not Use” abbreviations noted by the FDA?
  • What steps should be followed when a medication error occurs?
  • How are routes of drug administration in relation to rates of absorption, effectiveness, and safety of each compared and contrasted?
  • What types of syringes are used for injections?
  • What is the maximum amount of fluid a nurse can inject into the client for a subcutaneous, intradermal, and intramuscular injection?
  • What criteria are used to select the correct needle size and length used for injections?
  • What are the general rules for proper administration of drugs?

Related Standards of Learning

English

11.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

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