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Intramuscular Injection

Inserted into the muscle at 90 degrees angle. (the syringe should be held like a dart, the skin pulled tightly, and the needle inserted at a 90 degree angle).

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Subcutaneous

A 1 mL syringe with a 25 gauge, 5/8 needle should be used for injections.

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Injections

Are parenteral admission of medication (taken into the body in a manner other than through the digestive canal).

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Prophylactic

Means "before" disease (a drug to prevent disease).

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Therapeutic

Drug are used after a disease has been diagnosed and are used for treatment.

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Cathartic

Is a medication used for the lower intestinal tract.

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Glucophage

Hypoglycemic agent used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.

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Emulsion

Liquid preparation is a mixture of oil or fat and water that requires shaking before admission. (syrup, solution and tintures do not require shaking (liquid preparation ).

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Suspension

Needs shaking for redistribution of the solutes within the solvents (a suspension is not a mixture of oil or fat and water).

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1 cubic centimeter (cc) & 1 ml

Have the same volume.

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Celebrex

Is a non steroidal anti-flammatory drug that helps to reduce the inflammation associated osteoarthritis.

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DEA 41

A form completed when controlled substance are destroyed or contaminated.

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Valid reason for charting an injection site

Is to avoid injecting into a major nerve or blood vessel.

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Schedule 1 Drug

Are illegal drugs that may not be prescribed (only for research).

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Schedule 2 Drug

Cannot be written with refills.

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Schedule 3-5 Drugs

May have refills.