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5.4 Medication

Understanding the types of drugs/medications and their purpose, function, and effects on the body.

Critical Work Functions

    5.4.1 Describe the anatomical and physiological factors influencing the delivery of a drug.
      5.4.2 Describe the anatomical and physiological factors influencing the elimination of a drug from the body.
        5.4.3 Use appropriate procedures for care and handling of medications and solutions.
          5.4.4 Describe the indications, contraindications, precautions, and side effects of commons drugs classifications.
            5.4.5 Identify possible drug-drug or drug-nutrient interactions.
              5.4.6 Recognize and respond to the signs and symptoms of adverse medication reactions.
                5.4.7 Apply medication knowledge in the following areas:
                • Diagnosis
                • Cure
                • Mitigation
                • Treatment
                • Prevention
                5.4.8 Utilize medication knowledge in providing patient care.
                • Medication Identification
                • Dosages
                • Routes of administration
                • Effects and side effects