Consent – Consent is required in written form from the parent or main care provider of any child before medication will be administered within the setting. This consent includes a signed and completed medication form detailing the type of medication, dose, route and when the medication must be administered. Where the child is able, they must also consent to receive the medication. Where the child is not willing to provide consent staff members may explain the need for taking such medication. If the child still
The American Drug Society course has taught me many things. I have never had a class about drugs before, especially being able to discuss the topic so freely. I was capable of relating some lectures to my family. My family has had problems with alcoholism and drugs. I thought it was really interesting to see how an in class lecture relates to many people within the classroom and outside. In this class, I have learned about many different topics; for example, party drugs, marijuana, war on drugs, the impact of drugs in society, and liquor. Over all I really enjoyed learning about crack and coke, alcoholism, and drug treatment.
Narcotics are central nervous system depressants that relieve pain without causing the user to lose consciousness. It is this reason many people choose to abuse prescription narcotics.
It is widely recognized by an array of participants in the criminal justice system that there is an incredible amount of people in federal prison today. A significant reason for this is that too many nonviolent drug offenders have been sentenced to prison terms that are greater than necessary. The impact of the current amendments, slowly but surely, supports retroactive application throughout the incarceration system. Retroactive application is a matter of simple justice: It is unfair for thousands of prisoners to continue serving disproportionately severe punishments. So in light of this fact the United States Sentencing Commission, “an independent agency in the judicial branch of the federal government, was organized in 1985 to develop a national sentencing policy for the federal courts. The resulting sentencing guidelines provide structure for the courts’ sentencing discretion to help ensure that similar offenders who commit similar offenses receive similar sentences.” (USSC 2016)
This paper will illustrate several aspects of how drugs affect our lives. Addiction philosophies including the psychology and physiology will be explained in an attempt to describe how drugs affect our bodies both physically and mentally. Secondly, different drug categories types will be covered including: stimulants, depressants, narcotics, hallucinogens, and cannabis. Each of these categories has different addiction potentials and effect levels including withdrawal symptoms. Finally, the abuse of prescription drugs and their effects will be discussed.
In today’s modern society, patient safety in the hospital setting has evolved to a number one priority. Medication errors account for a great deal of incidents in hospitals. Practicing healthcare professionals must be competent when administering medications; therefore, The Joint Commission has implemented National Patient Safety Goals to prevent patients from being administered the wrong medication. Also, the National Patient Safety Goals holds the practicing healthcare professional accountable for the medications that are given to patients. We intend to explore the similarities and differences in how Florida Hospital Zephyrhills and Edward White Hospital accomplishes the National Patient Safety Goal of Medication Safety and
There are several phases and applications to complete for drug development in the United States. The three basic stages in the testing process are preclinical, clinical, and approval. The first step of preclinical usually lasts anywhere from one to six years. During the preclinical phase, toxicology studies on the ingredients are collected and drug testing
While the use of barcode technology has had many applications in hospitals for quite some time it has only recently been used to address patient safety. Mitch Work (2005) views bar code technology as a particularly promising advance in the effort to reduce medical errors. Barcodes provide a valuable verification of medication administration by assuring that the "five rights" are confirmed: right patient, right medication, right dose, right time, and right route of administration. The use of barcode technology at the patient's bedside has shown notable gains in reducing medication administration errors, which may account for as many as 7,000 deaths per year in U.S. hospitals.
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Methaqualone, is also referred to as Disco Biscuits, Down And Dirties, Jekyll-and-Hyde, Joe Fridays, Lemmon 714, Lemons, Lennon's, Lovers, Ludes, Mandies, Mandrake, Q, Qua, Quack, Quad, Quaaludes, Soaper, Supper, Vitamin Q, The Love Drug, Wallbangers, Whore Pills, and Sopor. This list of street names for the drug goes on and on.
Sarah Jennings is a 45 years old female, 5 feet 6inches tall, 130lbs. Today she came in to see Dr. Wallace for 3-month appointment. She has been diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes, and cholesterol. Due her cholesterol medication she was asked to come in to get her liver function checked. During her visit today she mentioned to the doctor she has had knee pain for the past few days. It started after she tripped while hiking last week. Sarah also suffers with bipolar disorder, but she has been doing well with the anti-depressant she is on. She is a very sweet, tiny, determined lady who is trying her best to keep up with all her health issues. She has changed her diet and has been good with exercising daily.
different from that which they had on record, but all the other certificates and credentials checked out, including the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) ID number, doctor licenses, and pharmaceutical certificates. In this incident, a malicious hacker had compromised the medical center’s credentials and was attempting to take out a large line of credit with the pharmacy to purchase drugs. The pharmacy’s act of calling the medical center to double check the order saved them from losing $500,000 in prescription drugs, and saved the medical center $500,000 being withdrawn from their account (Center for internet security, 2017).
Eric, I found your point about standardizing drug screening for pregnant mothers interesting. In my opinion testing for drugs could be a beneficial preventative strategy. Testing for alcohol use early on can prevent damage to the fetus. Also, testing will allow mothers the opportunity to receive help. The only negative outcomes of standardizing drug screenings are the cost and doctor- patient relationship. Drug screening expecting mothers can be expensive, but the cost to care for a infit addicted to drugs is more. Drug screenings can also effect doctor- patient relationships. If drug screening were standardizing the relationship would change to doctor- patient- police relationship.
A contract manufacturing company has been analysing a tablet product by the method described in the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) monograph. This is the method detailed on the product License and BP methods are generally considered to be validated. After trend analysis for the annual Product Quality Review (PQR) report, it has been discovered that 5 batches were rejected in 2013 due to high out of specification assay results. Furthermore, several batches had assay values close to the upper specification limit. The release specification limits for the product are 95-105%.