Advanced Medication Delivery

  1. Routes of Administration
    1. Alimentary Tract
      1. Oral
      2. Sublingual
      3. Rectal
    2. Parenteral
      1. Topical
      2. Intradermal
      3. Subcutaneous
      4. Intramuscular
      5. Intravenous
        1. IV Bolus
        2. IV Piggyback
      6. Endotracheal
      7. Intraosseous
      8. Inhalational
      9. Intranasal
  2. Administration of Medication to a Patient
    1. The “Rights” of Drug Administration
      1. Right Patient -- Prescribed to Patient
      2. Right Medication -- Patient Condition
      3. Right Route -- Patient Condition
      4. Right Dose -- Prescribed to Patient
      5. Right Time -- Within Expiration Date
    2. Drug Dose Calculations
      1. System of weights and measures
        1. Metric System
          1. prefixes
          2. conversions
      2. Drug calculations
        1. Desired dose
        2. Concentration on hand
        3. Volume on hand
      3. Calculate
        1. Volume-based bolus
        2. IV drip rate
        3. Weight-based IV bolus
        4. Weight-based IV drip
    3. Techniques of Medication Administration (Advantages, Disadvantages, Techniques)
      1. Peripheral Venous Cannulation
      2. Intraosseous
      3. Intramuscular (Manual)
      4. Subcutaneous (Manual)
      5. Aerosolized
      6. Nebulized
      7. Sublingual
      8. Intranasal
      9. Transtracheal
      10. Intravenous Push/Infusion
      11. Nasogastric
      12. Rectal
      13. Topical
      14. Accessing Implanted/Central Intravenous Port
    4. Reassessment
      1. Data -- Indications for Medication
      2. Action -- Medication Administered
      3. Response -- Effect of Medication
    5. Documentation
  3. Standardization of Drugs
    1. Techniques to assure purity and potency
    2. Generic Drugs
  4. Medication Classifications
    1. Phelebotomy
      1. Procedure
    2. Transfusion
      1. Indications
        1. Transfusion Reactions
        2. Hemolytic Reaction
        3. Fever Reaction

Content Creator: Joyce Lockwood

CAPCE Course Number: 18-EMTP-F3-9204

Total CE Hours: 1.5

Level: Advanced

EMT-CE uses the NEMSES guidelines as the foundation for every course outline.