Flashcards in Chapter 9- Enteral Administration Deck (18):
True or FALSE
With the enteral route drugs can be administered by oral, rectal, PEG, or NG method
What is are the disadvantages of using the oral route
Has a slow and least dependable rate of adsorption.
List the enteral dosage forms
Capsules, lozenges, tablets, elixir, emulsion, suspension, syrups, suppositories
Tablets can be?
Enteric coated or scored/grooved
True or False
Enteric coated tablets can be crushed
False. NEVER CRUSH
Complete the sentence
All suppositories are ______ orders
An elixer contains
Alcohol, drug and water
How long does one leave in an suppository?
Either water in oil or oil in water
For infants how does a nurse give liquid meds?
Give most important ones first, never dilute unless told to, make sure baby is alert, elevate head 30 degrees
After giving meds through a tube how long does a nurse wait to turn on suction?
In peg tube if the residue is at what the nurse should hold.
If an NG tube is attached to a suction
Clamp for 30min
The head of the bed for medications via PEG o NG should be
Atleast 30 degrees
How long can an enteral formula be left standing open with a fridge?
What position a patient should be in for an enema?
What position is good for a patient on an intermittent tube feeding?
Semi fowler's or right side for 30-60 mins