Flashcards in Chapter 8- Percutaneous Administration Deck (14):
Percutaneous administration refers to
The application of medicine to the skin or mucous membrane for absorption
What is the advantage of percutaneous administration?
The action if the drug is localized reducing systemic side effects
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
What are the three forms of topical medications?
Creams, lotions, and ointments
Fill in the blank
Ointments are semisolid and in an _____ base
What is a method used to identify a patient's sensitivity to contact materials
When reapplying a transdermal patch
Remove the old one and cleanse the skin thoroughly.
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.
Where is the sublingual area?
Under the tongue
Where is the buccal pouch located?
Between the molar teeth and the cheek
True or False
Do not administer buccal or sublingual drugs with water
True. Don't drink water
When more than 1 eye drop has been ordered
What does MDI stand for?
Aerosolized metered-dose inhaler