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Sunday, 3 December 2017

Explain the types, purpose and function of materials and equipment needed for the administration of medication via different routes

Oral
Measuring cup: A measuring cup is required to administer correct dose of oral suspension.
Spoon: A spoon can be used to administer medication to an individual with limited mobility
or no capability.  

Inhalation
Spacer device: A spacer device may need to administer inhaling medication. It provides space between mouth and the nozzle of the medication to reduce the risk of choking and coughing.

Intravenous, intramuscular, nasogastric tube, orogastric tube and subcutaneous
A syringe with needle is required to administer intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous injection. A syringe without needle is required to administer liquid medication through nasogastric and orogastric tube.

Topical
Gloves are needed to wear to administer topical or steroid creams and ointments, as it helps to prevent medication to be absorbed by our skin.

Dropper
A dropper may need to use while administering eye drops or ear oils. Children’s oral medication can be administered by a dropper.

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