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Critical Thinking in Medication Administration

Critical Thinking in Medication Administration

Critical Thinking in Medication Administration

Patricia Schmehl
Patricia Schmehl
on behalf of Pedagogy Incorporated

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Launch date: 22 Sep 2017
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Last updated: 06 Feb 2018

Reference: 184825

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Administering medications to patients is part of the plan of care in nursing practice no matter the care setting utilized. In today’s healthcare environment of ever expanding nursing roles and practice settings along with a wide variety of medication classes, newly created and off label drugs plus the use of multiple medication therapies per patient, medication administration safety standards mandate more scrutiny than ever.

To avoid medication errors and maintain professional standards of care, critical thinking must be integrated thoroughly and consistently into this area of practice. The technical aspects of handling and dispensing drugs must not be the sole focus of medication administration.

This course is designed to assist nurses in establishing best practices in medication administration safety through the development of multi-faceted critical thinking skills. These skills will enable recognition of all factors impacting safe nursing practice in any part of medication administration and prevent negative patient outcomes. You will also discover how critical thinking templates can be created to assist with promoting and developing critical thinking through the use of a case study.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1.Identify practice implications beyond the 5 rights which assist in meeting medication administration safety standards
2.Define the role of critical thinking and reasoning in medication administration
3.Create a concept map as a thought processing template for use within care planning for ensuring medication administration safety
4.Recognize the role of utilizing the nursing process in maintaining best safety practices in regard to medication administration
5.State the necessary nursing actions required to safely administer medications in any care-giving situation or location
Patricia Schmehl

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Patricia Schmehl
on behalf of Pedagogy Incorporated

Pat originally graduated from a diploma program and later went on to earn her BSN and eventually her MSN while continuing to practice critical care nursing. Currently she is a faculty member in the ADN program at Reading Area Community College in reading Pennsylvania. She is the author of a newly published book (Jones and Bartlett): Introduction to Concept Mapping: Critical Thinking in Action

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 2.00 Hours
  • Georgia Board of Nursing
  • 2.00 Hours

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