Flashcards in Module 5 Deck (40):
Medications are administered under ____________________
The study of drugs is called ______________
What are the four drugs that are carried on the ambulance?
___________________ is a medical gas
Brain cells require an uninterrupted supply of ___________
____________ may be administered to diabetics with low blood glucose levels
____________ is a fine black powder
______________ may be administered in some cases of ingested poisoning to absorb the poison and prevent its absorption into the body
______________ is administered to patients with chest discomfort or pain related to a lack of oxygen supplied to the heart
_______________ may prevent complete blockage of coronary arteries by interfering with platelet function
What are thee medications that EMTs can give that are held by patients?
______________ is prescribed to patients with chronic respiratory disease
________________ is gien by metered dose inhaler or small volume nebulizer
emtS MAY ONLY administer drugs that are ____________________
beta 2 or agonist
____________________ is used by cardiac patients
______________________ dilates blood vessels to reduce workload of the heart and allow increased blood flow to the heart muscle
________________________ is a major side effect of nitroglycerin
__________ must not be given to patients who have recently taken drugs for erectile dysfunction
______________ is used to treat severe allergic reactions
______________ reverses vasodilation, broncoconstriction, and increased capillary permeability through actions on the sympathetic nervous system
Patients with severe allergies may carry an ______________________
What are the four drugs categories?
The ________________ is how the medication is given to or taken by the patient
The ________________ affects how fast the medication is absorbed by the body and its effect
What are the four routes that EMTs can give?
_______________ is the route in which the medication is placed beneath the patient's tongue, where it is dissolved and absorbed
The ____________ route is used only in alert patients
_______________ route is used to administer nitroglycerin tablets and spray
The ___________________ route, besides the sublingual route, is used only in alert patients
______________________ requires use of a needle, and the drug is injected into a muscle mass for absorption
For each medication, you must know what six things?
__________________ are the most common uses of the drug in treating a specific condition
______________ is when not to administer a medication
______________ is the amount of medication
__________________ is effect the drug has on the body
The ____________________ is the intended positive response by the body
The ______________________ is how the drug works to create its effect on the body
MECHANISM OF ACTION
What are the eight steps in administering medication?
OBTAIN AN ORDER FROM MEDICAL DIRECTION
SELECT THE PROPER MEDICATION
VERIFY THE PATIENT'S PRESCRIPTION
CHECK THE EXPIRATION DATE
check for discoloration or impurities
VERIFY THE FORM, ROUTE, AND DOSE
CHECK THE FIVE RIGHTS OF MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
You must ______________ the patient after medication administration