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Assessment

collection of patient data that affects drug therapy

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Controlled- release

oral tablet or capsule formulations that maintain consistent serum drug levels

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Dosage form

form in which drugs are manufactured; includes elixirs, tablets, capsules, suppositories, parenteral drugs, and transdermal systems

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Enteric-coated

coating of a tablet or capsule that makes it insoluble in stomach acid

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Evaluation

determining a patient's status in relation to stated goals and expected outcomes

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Evidence-based practice

scientific evidence that yields the best practice in patient care

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Interventions

planned nursing activities performed on a patient's behalf, including assessment, promotion of adherence to drug therapy, and solving problems related to drug therapy

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Medication history

list of prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, or illegal substances taken by the patient (both current and past)

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Nursing Diagnosis

description of patient problems based on assessment data

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Nursing Process

systematic way of gathering and using information to plan and provide individualized patient care

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Parenteral

injected administration; subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intravenous route

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Planning/goals

expected outcomes of prescribed drug therapy

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Rights of medication administration

assist to ensure accuracy in drug therapy; rights include right drug, right dose, right patient, right route, right time, right reason, and right documentation

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Topical

application of drugs (e.g., solutions, ointments, creams, or suppositories) to skin or mucous membranes

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Transdermal

absorption of drugs (e.g., skin patches) through the skin