Flashcards in Chapter 7 - Principles of Pharmacology Deck (20):
Chemical substance used to treat or prevent disease or to relieve pain.
Process by which medication works on the body.
Reasons or conditions for which a medication is given.
Therapeutic effect that a medication is expected to have on the body.
action or intended effect
A condition or circumstance when you should not give a medication.
unintended effects vs untoward effects
Medication enters the body through GI tract.
Medication enters the body by other than digestive tract, skin or mucous membranes.
Process by which medications travel through the tissues until they reach the blood stream.
The "Six Rights" of medication administration are:
Administration of medication to self or to partner.
Assisting a patient in administration of his or her own medication.
Administering medication by the EMT.
Medication used to treat overdose by oral route.
works by adsorption of substance
addition of sorbital acts as laxative
Rapidly relieves pain of angina.
Inhibits platelet aggregation.
Actions of epinepherine.
constrict blood vessels (increase BP)
increase heart rate (increase BP)
Administration of oxygen to patient who is breathing.
nonrebreathing mask 10 - 15 L/min
nasal cannula 2 - 6 L/min
Administration of oxygen to patient who is not breathing.
bag-mask device 15 L/min