ERIC Number: ED371131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Medication Manager for Child Caring Facilities, MR (Less than 15 Bed Facilities), Supervised Apartment Living.
Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Coll. of Education.
This guide contains materials for use in conducting a 10-hour classroom and laboratory course to train individuals in the safe administration of nonparenteral medications in a 15-bed or smaller residential facility for mentally retarded persons, a child care facility, or a supervised apartment living setting. The guide begins with a course rationale and outline. Presented next are the course's five units, which cover the following topics: Iowa and federal laws and controlling agencies; general information about nonparenteral drugs; selected drug families (analgesics, central nervous system stimulants, drugs to relax tension and produce sleep, drugs controlling seizure activity, drugs affecting individual systems of the body, and miscellaneous drugs); and clinical evaluation. Each unit contains some or all of the following: overview, objectives, introduction, student handouts, and study questions. Also included in the unit on selected drug families are tables detailing the following information on each of the 15 drug families discussed: action/systems affected, general precautions, brand (generic) name, usual dosage and administration route, whether the drug is a controlled substance, side effects, and special precautions. Concluding the guide are a 13-page glossary and drug index. (MN)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Behavioral Objectives, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Drug Education, Drug Therapy, Federal Legislation, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Paraprofessional Personnel, Self Evaluation (Individuals), State Curriculum Guides, State Legislation, Student Evaluation, Two Year Colleges
Program in Health Occupations Education, The University of Iowa, 487 Lindquist Center North, Iowa City, IA 52242-1529.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Community Colleges.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Iowa; Medication Technicians; Medications