Caregiver's Guide to Giving Medicines, A (Trade Version)

Caregiver's Guide to Giving Medicines, A (Trade Version)

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For introductory courses in the study of Health Professions, and technical training programs focused on health care.This reference book provides basic background on the desired effects and side effects of different kinds of medication, and is written for the non-licensed caregiver-with little or no nursing/medical training-working primarily in an assisted living environment. It focuses on the techniques of dispensing medicine to the elderly, and emphasizes important skills related to preparation, safety and documentation procedures.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 111 x 186 x 12.7mm | 1,000g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 013086112X
  • 9780130861122

Table of contents

1. Introduction. 2. Documentation. 3. Medicine Administration. 4. Special Instructions for Preparing and Giving Different Kinds of Medicines. 5. Observational Skills. Appendix A-Glossary. Appendix B-Abbreviations. Appendix C-Skill Checklists. Appendix D-Drug Cards. Appendix E-Answers to Chapter Reviews. Index.
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