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The student will identify sources, schedules and classes of drugs. The student will identify and interpret actions of drugs commonly used in a physician's office, accurately calculate drug dosage and identify appropriate medication routes. The student will follow the written, verbal and standing physician orders and properly prepare and administer using aseptic technique as required.
Cindy Schneider
1. Perform basic mathematical calculations that are commonly used in unit conversion and dosage calculation.
2. Convert from the English system to the Metric system and be able to use the metric system of weights and measures accurately.
3. Demonstrate correct dosage calculation and proper medication administration.
4. Describe the basic principles of pharmacology, including the parts of a prescription, drug regulations, and legal classifications.
5. Identify the parts of a prescription and explain their purpose.
6. Demonstrate proper administration of medications through various portals of entry.
7. List the major drug classifications of an example drug and its general indication.
8. Describe the major vitamins and minerals and their general functiond in the body.
9. Identify the emergency drugs commonly used in a doctor's office.
10. Identify the thirty-five most prescribed drugs in a physician's office.
Medical Assistant Standards (CTTC)
American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
Pharmacology - CIMC

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