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Medication Terminology, Designs, and Uses


Learn the fundamentals of medical terminology to ensure proper knowledge and use of medications in your field.

A study published by Mayo Clinic in 2013 revealed 70% of Americans take at least one prescription medication and 20% of Americans are on five or more medications. Each year, more than 2 million people in the United States (US) are hospitalized or seriously injured. More than 100,000 die each year from adverse drug reactions (ADRs), making ADRs one of the leading causes of death in the US. This topic will present pharmacology terms, sources of medications, medication development, emerging medications, types of medications, legislation, sources of medication information, and the roles of the prescriber, pharmacist, pharmacy technician, and nurse. We will also describe components of a medication order, best practices, and the rights of medication administration.

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Rolando Morales, RPh

Rolando Morales, RPh

Floyd Medical Center

  • •Staff pharmacist (clinical) at Floyd Medical Center Rome, GA
  • 36 years’ experience as a pharmacist, 14 years’ experience as a legal consultant
  • Professional presentations on pharmacy related topics include What Paralegals Need to Know About Medication Errors: Inside Tips From a Veteran Pharmacist and Two Roles Examined: The Pharmacist’s Responsibility in Adverse Reactions and Medication Abuse
  • Publications on pharmacy related topics include Pharmacology Made Insanely Easy and Nursing Made Insanely Easy (9th ed); Two Roles Examined: The Pharmacist’s Responsibility in Adverse Reactions and Medication Abuse Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting; He was also a contributor to Medical Legal News
  • Member of Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Atlanta Bar Association Disaster Response Committee and Outreach Sub Committee
  • B.S. degree in pharmacy, University of Georgia, 1982
  • Can be contacted at 707-889-2916 or [email protected] and on Twitter® @RMoralesRPh
Katie Aumann Morales, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Katie Aumann Morales, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Berry College

  • Assistant professor of nursing at Berry College
  • 34 years’ experience as a nurse, 14 years’ experience as a legal nurse consultant, and 8 years’ experience in education
  • Professional presentations on nursing and education topics include Studying for Learning: Active Studying Strategies Lilly Conference on Innovative Strategies to Advance Student Learning and How Do Nurses Ensure That Patient Care Is Safe? Quest for Quality Mayo Civic Center Rochester, Minnesota
  • Publications related to nursing and nursing education include QSEN Teaching Strategies: Collaborative Exams to Promote Learning Through Teamwork and Collaboration; Sponge relay and cardiac Output; Nursing Education Perspectives: Active learning strategies to enhance nursing students’ knowledge of Pharmacology; Use of an Aquarium and Pump to Demonstrate Cardiac Function; Evidence-Based Practice; In Manning, L. & Rayfield, S. Pharmacology Made Insanely Easy and Nursing Made Insanely Easy (9th ed) and (8th ed); Nursing Management in Health Promotion, In Rayfield, T. & Rayfield, S. Keeping It Real! Simplified. (2nd ed.). Bemis, P. Emergency Nursing Bible: Principles and Practices of Complaint-based Emergency Nursing, (5th ed.) Glossary In Peterson, A. & Kopishke, L. Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles & Practice (3rd ed.). Boca Raton, FL; CRC Press Infection Control Tips; Tools for monitoring hand hygiene in a long-term care facility, Infection Peer-Reviewed Published Abstracts Testing the effect of a resident-focused hand hygiene intervention in a long-term care facility: A mixed methods feasibility study, Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. and ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key International Honour Society, Association for General & Liberal Studies, Graduate Nursing Student Academy, Alpha Chi, Georgia Association for Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Ph.D. degree, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University; M.S. degree in nursing education, Grand Canyon University; B.S. degree in nursing, University of Phoenix; associate degree in nursing, Columbus State University
  • Can be contacted at 706-889-2915 or [email protected] and on Twitter® @KMorales
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