Topic 1 DQ 2
Select a special population (e.g., pediatrics, geriatrics, pregnancy, lactation). Select a route of administration (e.g., oral, IV, subcutaneous, IM, transdermal, rectal, inhalation, SL) and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this administration route. Give an example of a medication administered by your chosen route and a good patient candidate or rationale for choosing your given route of administration. Take into consideration guidelines that apply to medication administration in your special population (e.g., Beer’s criteria, pregnancy and lactation categories) and discuss why you selected these guidelines. Discuss the issue of polypharmacy in the population you select. Include the name of the medication in the subject line so that the medications can be followed. Make sure you choose a different medication from your peers. Include references in APA format.