Description: In this course the Medical Assisting student practices the hands-on-application of medication administration. The course presents the principles and the guidelines for reading and interpreting a medical prescription. The course content also stresses the mechanisms for calculating, measuring and administering drugs; both orally and parenterally using placebos to carry out the medical prescription. Principles of intravenous (I.V.) therapy are discussed. Students maintain medication and immunization records in accordance with the appropriate application of documentation and record preparation principles. Also covered in this course are the complications of medication administration and the immediate measures that need to be applied in each situation. Students should be aware that they perform and practice invasive procedures on each other as one of the course requirements.