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Which COnditions may modify residents dosage?
1) AGE & WEIGHT
2) TIME OF ADMINISTRATION
3) ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION
4) RATE EXCRETED FROM THE BODY
5) MEDICATION COMBINATIONS
6) MEDICATION INTERACTIONS
7) MEDICATION ABSORPTION
What does Age & Weight mean?
LOW WEIGHT, LOWER DOSAGE, INCREASE WEIGHT, MORE DOSAGE.
What does Time Of Administration mean?
GIVE IN THE TIME ALLOTTED. MAKE SURE THE PRN DOSAGES ARE NOT ORDERED TOO FREQUENTLY OR INFREQUENTLY FOR THE RESIDENT.
What is Route Of Administration?
HOW CAN THE RESIDENT TAKE THESE MEDICATIONS. IF THEY CAN'T SWALLOW SHOULD THEY BE CRUSHED OR GIVEN VIA G-TUBEIF PRESENT.
What is the Rate Excreted From The Body
DOES THE RESIDENT HAVE LIVER OR KIDNEY FAILURE WHICH WOULD EFFECT MED DETOXIFICATION, METABOLISM OR EXCRETION.
What is Medication Combinations?
WHERE YOU MONITOR THE MEDICATIONS THE RESIDENT IS TAKING AT ONE TIME. A COMBINATION OF MEDICATIONS CAN MASK THE EFFECTS OF ONE ANOTHER.
What is the Medication Interactions?
MEDS ARE CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS. WE NEED CERTAIN CHEMICAL REACTIONS AT THE CORRECT RATIO TO OCCUR FOR HEMEOSTASIS (BALANCE) IN OUT BODY, WHEN THERE ARE CHEMICAL IMBALANCES THE RESIDENT HAS CONSQUENCES. IMBALANCE OF NA & K WILL LEAD TO ARRYTHMIAS. TOO MUCH K DUE TO EXCESS K GIVEN OR TOO MUCH K BEING EXCRETED. FOOD/MEDICATION INTERACTION COULD LEAD TO A NEGATIVE INTERACTION: RESIDENT TAKING COUMADIN AND GIVING A GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLE. EXAMPLE
What is Medication Absorption?
WHEN RESIDENT DOESN'T DIGEST FOOD APPROPRIATELY THAT MAY EFFECT ( SPEED UP OR SLOW DOWN) ABSORPTION. ALSO DEPENDS ON THE ROUTE GIVEN.