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Lecture 3 Reading Medication Labels and Basic Dosage Calculations

6.23.2017 | Noah Audley

Oral medications generally come in 3 forms: tablets, capsules, and liquid.. a drug by it's weight or action, we usually measure drugs by their volume or by.

Intramuscularly ( IM ) : An intramuscular injection is one that is given in the muscle. The maximum amount of fluid an adult can safely be given intramuscularly is 3 mL; for a child, the maximum is 1 mL.

This fraction is equal to one because the top is equal to the bottom.

There are several different sizes of syringes that might be used for medication. You should always use the smallest possible syringe in which the dosage will fit, because the smaller the syringe, the more accuray you can measure the dosage :.

So, Motrin and Advil are trade names that each refer to the same drug, and its offical generic name is ibuprofen.

Large-volume IM injections A review of best practices

5.22.2017 | Brianna Miers

Intramuscular (IM) injection is one of many routes for administering medications, including antibiotics, vaccines, hormonal therapies, and.

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Medications administered via large-volume IM injections include ceftazidime (Fortaz, Tazicef, generics), cefuroxime (Ceftin, Zinacef, generics), ertapenem (Invanz), penicillin G benzathine (Bicillin L-A, Permapen), and fulvestrant (Faslodex).5-9 This article discusses the practical issues related to administration of large-volume IM injections, in the setting of administering fulvestrant for the treatment of breast cancer, with a focus on best practices for efficacy and safety.

Medication Administration 3

7.24.2017 | Abigail Mackenzie

Intramuscular (IM) injections deposit medication deeply into vascular muscle tissue, Determining maximum volume of injection, gauge, and length of needle.

For infants, give up to 1 mL with a 1-inch needle; for small infants, give up to 0.5 mL with a ⅝-inch needle. This is one of the preferred sites for infants. For the vastus lateralis muscle in an average adult or adolescent, give up to 3 mL of medication with a 18- to 25- gauge, 1- to 1½-inch needle for oil based or viscous solutions. Use a 22- to 27-gauge, 1- to 1½-inch needle for aqueous solutions.

Current evidence has demonstrated a greater risk for paralysis from sciatic nerve damage with this site than with the ventrogluteal site.

Medication Administration 4

8.25.2017 | John Carrington

Delivery of the correct medication, dose, and volume at the appropriate infusion rate and time is essential for safe and therapeutic intravenous (IV) medication.

Example #4: mcg/min. In this example, you must convert the dose time from minutes to hours and determine the drug concentration per mL.

First convert the drug concentration to the like unit of the dose (mg to mcg) and then determine the drug concentration per mL.

When delivering fluid without an infusion pump, you must check the IV tubing manufacturer’s specifications to determine the drop factor (how many drops per minute the infusion set delivers).

Enter the known factors into the formula and solve.

There are three factors involved in performing calculations for IV medication infusions.

Syringes a Surprising Source of Wasted Medication, UNC Study Finds

11.28.2017 | Abigail Mackenzie

Researchers identified 17 medications administered using high-dead-space syringes and 7 using low-dead-space syringes. The total volume.

When medicine is injected, a little bit stays behind in the syringe. It’s not much, but depending on syringe design and the cost of the drug, this waste — or dead space — can add up to as much as $2,300 per year for a patient, according to a new study from researchers at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and RTI International.

The researchers reported the median, or middle value, of most monetary ranges because of the high variability of cost among the relatively small number of medications included in the study.