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ERIC Number: ED371131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Pages: 237
Abstractor: 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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Community Colleges.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa