Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: General Guidelines A. Types of Assistance B. Before You Begin C. Additional Considerations D. After You Assist E. Review F. Summary Section 3: Oral Medication A. Procedure for Tablets and Capsules B. Crushing Medications C. Splitting Medications D. Liquid Medications E. Review F. Summary Section 4: Medications for the Eye, Ear, and Nose A. Eye Drops and Ointment B. Ear Drops C. Nasal Drops and Sprays D. Review E. Summary Section 5: Inhaled Medications A. Basic Guidelines B. Metered Dose Inhaler C. Dry Powder Inhaler D. Nebulizer E. Review F. Summary Section 6: Topical and Transdermal Medications A. Topical Medications B. Transdermal Medications C. Review D. Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resource D. References E. Congratulations!
Helen has an extensive career history in both home health and long term care administration and education. Currently she provides general administration, clinical nursing, and operational consultative services to administration and staff in long term care facilities as well as policy and procedure review and development and learning and development program review and development. She works with local community health organizations to deliver the Stanford University curriculum in Pain Self-Management and in Living a Health Life with Chronic Conditions. In addition, she works with private clients facilitating their process in navigating the home care and long term care admission processes. Disclosure: Helen T. Russell, R.N., BHSc(N) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.
Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.”Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.