Chapter 16 (Administration of Medications via Other Routes)

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Answer Key to Chapter 16 Learning Activities

  1. Patients suffering from nausea or experiencing difficulty swallowing may not tolerate medications administered via the enteral route. For a patient experiencing pain, appropriate alternate methods of medication administration may be transdermal medication administration. Transdermal medications are beneficial in that they provide a consistent level of drug into the bloodstream during distribution.
  2. B – when placing a patch, the nurse should press firmly to the skin to ensure adequate adherence, C – gloves are required for patch application and removal, E – date and location of patch application should be promptly documented in the medication administration record (MAR).

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