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This online tutorial focuses on the knowledge and skills needed for the safe administration of medications by the oral route. In addition, the program describes related medication routes, such as buccal and sublingual and reviews the procedures for administering drugs through nasogastric and gastrostomy tubes. The major intent is to explore an area of critical importance to nursing practice and patient care in an interactive and meaningful manner.
This tutorial contains six modules.The first three are instructional units, the fourth is a clinical application activity, the fifth discusses the "Do Not Use" list of abbreviations, and the final module is a test bank.
- Module 1: Oral Medication Preparations
- Module 2: The Procedure for Giving Solid Oral Medications
- Module 3: Related Routes and Procedures
- Module 4: Clinical Application – Select the Best Resource
- Module 5: The "Do Not Use" List of Abbreviations
- Module 6: Test Bank
The tests in the test bank cover all of the tutorial modules. Students are given their test results at the completion of each test accompanied by correct answers and rationale. Instructor can use these tests as pre- or post-tests. Test scores can be used to monitor student progress and mastery of the subject matter. Test results are recorded in databases on the EDGT server and are available for retrieval and review by both instructors and students.Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this tutorial, learners should be able to:
- Describe various types of solid and liquid oral drug preparations.
- Identify the eight rights of medication administration.
- List the steps in the procedure for giving solid oral medications.
- Describe the steps involved in the preparation of medications administered by two routes closely related to the oral route - buccal and sublingual.
- List the steps in the procedure for giving liquid oral medications.
- Describe the steps in the procedure for instilling medications into a nasogastric or gastrostomy tube.
- List precautionary measures nurses must take during the administration of oral medications in order to keep patients safe from drug induced harm.
- Determine the best source for information in a problematic clinical situation.
- Identify abbreviations currently included on the Joint Commission's "Do Not Use" list to determine the best source for information in a problematic clinical situation.
License and Pricing:
You can enjoy this tutorial free for 30 days. A fully licensed purchase of this tutorial includes an unlimited number of users at the site of purchase for a period of three years. Additional campuses may purchase access to the tutorial for half price.
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