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Medication Aide Certification Exam
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"I highly recommend this book because it will be very useful for any candidate writing the MACE. It is comprehensive, practical, and follows the MACE test plan."-Verine J. Parks-Doyle, RN, BSN, MSN, EdD. * Covers exactly what you need to know to score higher on your MACE exam * More than 100 sample test questions help you gain confidence and decide when you're ready to take the actual exam * Includes the popular Cram Sheet tearcard to help you remember key concepts and do extra last-minute studying * Exam Alerts identify important information found on the exam * Simplifies key medication aide concepts and techniques for easy learning Covers the critical information you'll need to know to score higher on your MACE exam!
* Discover how the MACE exam works, and the best ways to prepare for it * Learn the role and responsibilities of the medication assistant as a member of the healthcare team * Master all key medication administration concepts: pharmacology, drug orders, forms, measurements, storage, handling, and more * Safeguard yourself and your patients from accidents, mistakes, and other risks * Learn today's most effective procedures and techniques for administering medications * Understand how medication affects body systems, and how that affects care * Review medication's effects on the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, musculoskeletal, central nervous, and endocrine systems * Understand medications for treating the eye and ear; cancer; and mental disorders Pearson IT Certification Practice Test The CD features the innovative Pearson IT Certification practice test, giving you an effective tool to assess your readiness for the MACE exam. Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8 Professional; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Client; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB hard disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam MACE is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN), which does not sponsor or endorse this product.


Contents:

Introduction ... 1 Notes... 1 NCSBN: Test Plan / Content Outline ... 1 Sample Questions ... 3 Correct Answers ... 4 Sample Notes from VA: Pretest Items ... 4 Sample Examination ... 5 Examination Content Outline and Reference Material . . 5 Content Outline... 5 Applying for Registration and Examination ... 9 Exam Cost ... 10 How to Use This Book ... 10 Contact the Authors ... 11 Part I: Orientation and Basic Concepts Chapter 1: What You Need to Know to Prepare for the Medication Aide Certification Examination (MACE) ... 13 Testing Strategies ... 14 Answering the Questions ... 14 Self-Assessment ... 16 Exam-Prep Questions... 17 Rationales ... 27 Part II: Authorized Duties Chapter 2: The Roles and Responsibilities of the Medication Aide . . 31 Your Roles and Responsibilities... 32 Roles and Responsibilities of Other Nursing Team Members . 33 The Role of UAPs... 33 Exclusions to the MA-C Role (Legal Limitations) . . 35 Accepting Delegated Duties ... 35 Medication Administration Policies ... 36 Medical Error Prevention ... 37 Effective Communication Regarding Medication Administration. . 37 Verbal Communication... 38 Written Communication ... 39 Specific Ethical and Legal Issues... 41 Residents' Rights ... 42 Ethics... 45 Exam-Prep Questions... 47 Rationales ... 49 Part III: Medication Administration, Observation, and Reporting Chapter 3: Pharmacology Review ... 51 Drug Classifications and Drug Names... 52 Drug Actions and Implications ... 53 Drug Metabolism ... 54 Factors Influencing Drug Effectiveness ... 54 Drug Interactions ... 55 Drug Side Effects ... 55 Selected Drug Information Sources ... 57 Exam-Prep Questions... 58 Rationales ... 60 Chapter 4: Drug Orders, Forms, Measurements, and Handling ... 61 Drug Orders... 62 Common Medical Terminology, Dosages, and Abbreviations . . 63 Drug Labels ... 65 Drug Packaging ... 66 Drug Storage and Disposal ... 66 Drug Measurements ... 67 Drug Forms ... 68 Solids and Semisolids ... 68 Liquids and Semiliquids ... 69 Routes of Drug Administration... 70 Exam-Prep Questions... 73 Rationales ... 75 Part IV: Administering Medications Chapter 5: Administering Medication Safely... 77 Introduction ... 78 Set Up for Medication Administration... 78 Safety Checks When Administering Medications. . 82 The Six Rights of Medication Administration . . 83 Causes and Reporting of Medication Errors . . 87 Exam-Prep Questions... 89 Rationales ... 91 Chapter 6: Medication Administration Procedures and Techniques . . 93 Pre-Administration Procedures... 94 Identifying Client ... 94 Hand Washing ... 94 Gloving ... 95 Explaining the Medication Procedure ... 95 Positioning the Client ... 95 Giving Medications Through Various Routes ... 96 Oral ... 96 Nasal Instillation ... 101 Inhalation ... 102 Opthalmic/Ocular (Eye) ... 102 Otic (Ear) ... 104 Topical... 104 Vaginal... 106 Rectal... 107 Special Medication Administration Techniques . . 108 Aged Clients... 108 Clients with Physical Limitations ... 109 Clients Refusing to Take Medications ... 110 Noncommunicative Clients ... 111 Post-Administration Procedures ... 112 Client Comfort ... 112 Client Environment ... 112 Right Documentation ... 113 Exam-Prep Questions... 114 Rationales ... 116 Part V: Medication Effects on Body Systems: Implications for Care Chapter 7: Medications Affecting the Cardiovascular System ... 117 Cardiovascular Structure and Function ... 119 Introduction to Cardiovascular Disorders ... 122 Drugs Used to Treat Hyperlipidemia... 123 Drugs Used to Treat Hypertension ... 124 Drugs Used for Angina... 128 Drugs Used for Arrhythmias ... 131 Drugs Used for Congestive Heart Failure. . 133 Other Cardiovascular Medications ... 134 Exam-Prep Questions... 139 Rationales ... 141 Chapter 8: Medications Affecting the Respiratory System... 143 Structure and Function of the Respiratory System . . 144 The Upper Respiratory Tract ... 150 Lower Respiratory Tract ... 152 Exam-Prep Questions... 155 Rationales ... 156 Chapter 9: Medications Affecting the Digestive System ... 157 Structure and Function of the Digestive System . . 158 Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract ... 158 Antacids ... 160 Histamine-2 Antagonists ... 161 Prostaglandins ... 163 Proton Pump Inhibitors ... 163 MACE Exam Cram: Medication Aide Certification Exam Antispasmodics... 165 Antiemetics... 166 Antidiarrheals... 167 Laxatives ... 168 Exam-Prep Questions... 171 Rationales ... 173 Chapter 10: Antibiotics and Other Anti-Infective Agents ... 175 The Infection Process... 176 Common Infections ... 180 Antibiotics and Other Anti-Infective Agents... 183 Exam-Prep Questions... 190 Rationales ... 192 Chapter 11: Medications Affecting the Urinary System ... 193 Urinary Structure and Function ... 194 Disorders of the Urinary System ... 195 Urinary Tract Infections... 195 Dysuria ... 201 Overactive Bladder (OAB) ... 202 Urinary Retention ... 203 Exam-Prep Questions... 205 Rationales ... 207 Chapter 12: Medications Affecting the Musculoskeletal System... 209 Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System. . 210 Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System ... 213 Muscle Spasms ... 213 Muscle Spasticity ... 213 Osteoporosis... 215 Gout ... 215 Exam-Prep Questions... 220 Rationales ... 222 Chapter 13: Medications Affecting the Central Nervous System ... 223 Structure and Function of the Nervous System . . 224 The Central Nervous System ... 224 The Peripheral Nervous System ... 225 Drugs That Affect the Autonomic Nervous System . . 226 Adrenergic Agents ... 227 Alpha- and Beta-Adrenergic Blocking Agents. . 228 Cholinergic Agents ... 230 Anticholinergic Agents ... 231 Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs... 232 Benzodiazepines ... 233 Non-Barbiturate, Non-Benzodiazepine Sedative-Hypnotic Agents . 234 Analgesics ... 235 Drugs Used for Alzheimer's Disease... 244 Drugs Used for Parkinson's Disease ... 245 Exam-Prep Questions ... 248 Rationales ... 250 Chapter 14: Medications Affecting the Endocrine System ... 251 Structure and Function of the Endocrine System . . 252 Medications Used to Treat Endocrine Disorders . . 252 Exam-Prep Questions... 259 Rationales ... 261 Chapter 15: Medications for the Eye and Ear ... 263 The Eye ... 264 Structure and Function of the Eye ... 264 Disorders of the Eye ... 265 The Ear... 268 Structure and Function... 268 Disorders of the Ear ... 269 Exam-Prep Questions... 271 Rationales ... 273 Chapter 16: Medications Used in the Treatment of Cancer ... 275 Introduction to Cancer... 276 Drug Therapy for Cancer ... 278 Antineoplastic Antibiotics... 282 Exam-Prep Questions... 284 Rationale... 286 Chapter 17: Medications Used to Treat Mental Health Disorders ... 287 The Nervous System and Emotions... 288 Common Mental Health Disorders ... 288 Exam-Prep Questions... 297 Rationales ... 299 Part VI: Practice Exams Practice Exam I ... 301 Practice Exam I Rationales ... 311 Practice Exam II ... 317 Practice Exam II Rationales... 327 Part VII: Appendixes Appendix A: Medication Administration Skills Performance Checklist . . 333 Appendix B: Arithmetic Review: Weights and Measures ... 337 Appendix C: Herbals, Vitamins, and Minerals... 341 Appendix D: To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System ... 343 Glossary... 351 TOC, 9780789749604, 1/2/13


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ISBN-13: 9780133034615
Publisher: Pearson (Pearson IT Certification)
Publication date: January, 2013
Pages: 450
Dimensions: 187.00 x 231.00 x 23.00

Subcategories: Medical Study and Teaching Aids, Nursing