One of the most important and most dangerous duties for an MA is?
under the tongue
When administering a sublingual medicaton, where does it go?
cheek or gum
When administering a buccal medication, where does it go?
Insulin is meaured by?
not to eat or drink until its dissolved
What should you tell a patient NOT to do when administering a buccal or sublingual medication?
Always do what when giving an IM or Sub Q injection?
When catherizing a patient they should feel pressure and no ?
when you get it from the cabinet, when you prepare it, and when you put it back
When should you check the label of a medication?
patient, drug, dose, time, route, technique, documentation
What are the seven rights of drug administration?
When administering a medicaton to a child, you should always use something that is measurable or ?
BSA, body surface area, (height and weight)
Calculating medication doses for pediatric patients is based on ?
flushing, sharp drop in BP, difficulty breathing & swallowing, convulsions, hives, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps
Signs of anaphylactic shock are?
if they have any alllergies
Right before administering any medication, ID your patient and ask them ?
it cannot be retrieved and there is a potential risk of blood borne pathogen exposure
What is the drawbacks to the parentral route of administration of medications?
Which is absorbed at a slower rate; GI tract or sublingual?
PDR, package insert, ask the Dr.
If you are unfamiliar with a medication, what resources do you check?
When pouring a liquid medication into the measuring cup, the correct measurement is obtained by reading the ?
An injection given in the upper layers of the skin is called?
Sub Q, subcutaneous
An injection given beneath the skin is called?
An injection given within a muscle is called?
An injection given directly into a vein is called?
Z track method
When injecting an IM drug that can irritate subcutaneous tissue you shoud use the ?
The kind of injection that is not commonly performed by an MA is?
gluteus medius, deltoid, vastus lateralis, ventral gluteal
IM injection sites for an adult include?
Sub Q injections are done at what angle?
IM injections are given at what angle?
Sub Q injections are given in what tissue?
23-27 gauge; 1/2" - 3/4" needle length; 1or 3cc
What gauge needle should you use for a Sub Q injection?
18-23 gauge; 1-3" needle length; 1or 3 cc
What guage needle should you use for an IM injection?
25-26 gauge; 3/8" - 1/2" needle length; 1cc
What gauge needle should you use for an ID injection?
ID injections are given at what angle?
cartridges, ampules and vials
Injectable drugs may come in these three containers?
A liquid used to dissolve and dilute a drug is called a?
Pertaining to needles, the smaller the number the _______ the gauge.
to provide better absorption and prevent scarring
Why must you rotate sites for insulin injections?
a transdermal patch
Delivering drugs topically through the skin is accomplished with?
use a gauze pad and apply light pressure over the anus for 20 seconds
What should you do immediately after administering a rectal medication?
If you have to administer eye drops and ointment in the same eye, which one should you administer first?
When administering a vaginal medication, how far should you insert the applicator into the vagina?
roll it in your hand to warm it up
What should you do to the medication before dropping it into a patients ear?
Ear medication should be this temperature before administration to avoid vertigo.
When flushing a patients ear, how much solution should you use?
Administration sites and techniques are not the same for who?
acetaminophen with codeine
One example of a beneficial drug/drug interaction is?
the pregnancy risk categories
When dealing with a pregnant patient, always be aware of ?
What is a common problem in the elderly pertaining to medications?
if it wasn't charted, it wasn't done!
When your charting, always remember ?
Biofeedback, guided imagery, and relaxation techniques are examples of?
The part of a syringe that you push in when giving an injection is called?
it helps cut through the skin with minimal trauma
Why is a needle beveled?
The part of the syringe that you use to measure the amount of the drug is called?
How far should the bottle tip or dropper be away from the eye when administering eye drops?
What is the best site to use when administering an IM injection for a pediatric patient?
it prevents the medication from seeping back out
What is the function of the small amount of air you draw into the syringe when you administer an IM injection?
The part of a syringe that the needle is attached to is called?
adverse effects are always detrimental to the patient
Adverse effects of a drug are different from drug/drug interactions because ?