AHEP 101 Medical Administration and Calculation • 3 Cr.
This course introduces the practical application of administering medications to patients. The course covers both enteral and parenteral administration of medications including topical, oral, rectal, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intradermal, and intravascular. Prerequisite: Successful completion of, or concurrent enrollment in AHEP 100, or permission of Program Chair.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Identify the principles and procedures of medication administration and systems of measurement.
- Accurately calculate medication doses for enteral and parenteral administration.
- Maintain medical asepsis and safety.
- Identify proper routes for administering medications.
- Administer injections correctly and safely.
- Apply methods of appropriate patient education.
- Use proper terminology and documentation of medications prescribed in the patient chart.
- Demonstrate the ability to comprehend medication orders and directives of other healthcare team members.