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    Drug administration and crash cart organization

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    Could you please help with the following questions. Thank you.

    1) What are the various methods of drug administration? Explain why one method would be chosen over another.

    2) What are the general requirements for a code cart set up?

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    1) What are the various methods of drug administration? Explain why one method would be chosen over another.

    Generally speaking, there are 4 routes of drug administration: The oral route, parenteral route, topical route and the pulmonary route. Medications that are administered via the oral route and meant to be absorbed by the stomach and small intestines. It is the most commonly used route of administration as it is typically the safest and most convenient rote for the patient. Drugs administered orally typically have a slower onset (lag time) and a more prolonged, often less potent impact than drugs administered via the parenteral route. (BTW: parenteral means outside of the intestines)Drugs administered via this route typically are more readily absorbed and thus have a faster onset within the patient. In particular in a scenario where there may be a gastrointestinal complication, injection of medication may ...

    Solution Summary

    Here, methods of drug administration are explored and the advantages of one administration route over another are discussed in different scenarios. For the second part of the question the general requirements for the set up of a code cart are discussed. An actual example of a code cart with all equipment is provided.

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