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Administering Medications: Injections (w/Video)

Courses Description

Course Introduction Safe medication administration is an essential skill for all nursing professionals, so it is critical that they be knowledgeable in the techniques of administering all pharmaceutical agents. This last of three programs will present techniques for the safe administration of injectable medications, including subcutaneous, intradermal, intramuscular, and into an intravenous injection port. Also included in this program is the mandatory use of safer needle devices to prevent needlestick injuries. To complete this activity, you must do the following: - View the program "Administering Medications: Injections." - Read the Overview and Learning Objectives. - Study the Terminology/ - Study the Content. - Complete the Post Test with a score of 80% or more. Overview The material is organized around the following categories - Introduction - General Guidelines - Equipment Used for Injecting Medications - Drawing Up Medications into a Syringe - Injections - Types of Injections Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe the different types of parenteral medications, and the specific techniques required to administer them. - Use the various types of equipment required to administer injectable medications. - Describe practices that prevent needlesticks. - Demonstrate use of ampules and pre-filled syringes. - Properly prepare patients for various types of injections. - Properly document the administration of all parenteral medications. Purpose/Overall Goal The goal of this course is to provide nursing professionals with the knowledge and skills required to safely administer parenteral medications.

Course Code: VIDBCSM258C-T
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