Chapter 52 WTK - QOL

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Buccal
the mouth; oral cavity.
dispense as written (DAW)
phrase indicating that substitutions for generics or similar medications are not allowed by the prescriber.
Enemas
the instillation of fluid into the rectum and colon.
Joint Commission
refers to the agency that has oversight for hospitals adhering to regulations that allow them to bill for Medicare reimbursement for medical services provided.
medication order
instructions written by a licensed provider for administration of a medication to a patient.
Narcotic
a drug capable of producing sleep and relieving pain or inducing unconsciousness and even death, depending on the dosage.
Ointment
a salve; a fatty, soft substance having antiseptic or healing properties.
Parenteral
other than by mouth.
Prescription
a written direction for the preparation of a medicine.
right documentation
always follows the administration of medications. A verification that all seven rights have been followed and documented in the chart.
Salve
an ointment.
Seven Rights
refers to seven elements that must be considered when administering medication: right patient, right medication, right dose (amount), right route (method), right technique, right time (schedule), and right documentation.
Sublingual
under the tongue.
Suppository
a medicated conical- or cylindrical-shaped material that is inserted into the rectum or vagina.
Topical
pertaining to a specific area; local.
Transdermal
through the skin.