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Percutaneous administration refers to

The application of medicine to the skin or mucous membrane for absorption

1

What is the advantage of percutaneous administration?

The action if the drug is localized reducing systemic side effects

2

List the six uses of topical medications

1: debrid and clean a wound
2: rehydrate skin
3: reduce inflammation
4: relieve localized signs and symptoms
5: provide a protective barrier
6: reduce thickening of the skin

3

What are the three forms of topical medications?

Creams, lotions, and ointments

4

Fill in the blank
Ointments are semisolid and in an _____ base

Oily

5

What is a method used to identify a patient's sensitivity to contact materials

Patch testing

6

When reapplying a transdermal patch

Remove the old one and cleanse the skin thoroughly.

7

The primary advantage of using the buccal or sublingual route is

Because there is a rapid absorption. The drug passes directly into the systemic circulation.

8

Where is the sublingual area?

Under the tongue

9

Where is the buccal pouch located?

Between the molar teeth and the cheek

10

True or False
Do not administer buccal or sublingual drugs with water

True. Don't drink water

11

When more than 1 eye drop has been ordered

Wait 1-5minutes

12

What does MDI stand for?

Aerosolized metered-dose inhaler

13

If the inhaled medicine is a corticosteroid what should the nurse do?

Rinse mouth with water