Basic 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. 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
    3. Techniques of Medication Administration (Advantages, Disadvantages, Techniques)
      1. Intramuscular (Manual)
      2. Subcutaneous (Manual)
      3. Aerosolized
      4. Nebulized
      5. Sublingual
      6. Intranasal
      7. Topical
    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

Content Creator: Joyce Lockwood

CAPCE Course Number: 18-EMTP-F3-9102

Total CE Hours: 0.5

Level: Basic

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