Medicating Children: Techniques for Medication Administration
Overview:This program demonstrates and describes the safest, gentlest and least intrusive methods of administering pediatric medications to children of varying ages including instruction on the precise administration of otic, ophthalmic, nasal, oral, rectal and injectable medications.
Objectives:After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
- Demonstrate appropriate strategies for administering medication to children of different developmental levels
- Explain the nurse's role in the administration of children's medications
- Describe how to administer oral, otic, ophthalmic, rectal, nasal and injectable medications to children
- Select suitable injection sites for medication