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MACE Exam Cram: Medication Aide Certification Exam

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This is the eBook version of the print title. The eBook edition does not provide access to the test engine that accompanies the print book.

“I highly recommend this book because it will be very useful for any candidate writing the MACE. It is comprehensive, practical, and follows the MACE test plan.”–Verine J. Parks-Doyle, RN, BSN, MSN, EdD.

  • Covers exactly what you need to know to score higher on your MACE exam

  • More than 100 sample test questions help you gain confidence and decide when you’re ready to take the actual exam

  • Includes the popular Cram Sheet tearcard to help you remember key concepts and do extra last-minute studying

  • Exam Alerts identify important information found on the exam

  • Simplifies key medication aide concepts and techniques for easy learning

Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your MACE exam!

  • Discover how the MACE exam works, and the best ways to prepare for it

  • Learn the role and responsibilities of the medication assistant as a member of the healthcare team

  • Master all key medication administration concepts: pharmacology, drug orders, forms, measurements, storage, handling, and more

  • Safeguard yourself and your patients from accidents, mistakes, and other risks

  • Learn today’s most effective procedures and techniques for administering medications

  • Understand how medication affects body systems, and how that affects care

  • Review medication’s effects on the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, musculoskeletal, central nervous, and endocrine systems

  • Understand medications for treating the eye and ear; cancer; and mental disorders

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Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Table of Contents
  5. About the Authors
  6. About the Technical Editors
  7. Dedication
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. We Want to Hear from You!
  10. Reader Services
  11. Introduction
    1. Notes
    2. NCSBN: Test Plan / Content Outline
    3. Sample Questions
    4. Correct Answers
    5. Sample Notes from VA: Pretest Items
    6. Sample Examination
    7. Applying for Registration and Examination
    8. Exam Cost
    9. How to Use This Book
  12. Part I. Orientation and Basic Concepts
    1. Chapter One. What You Need to Know to Prepare for the Medication Aide Certification Examination (MACE)
      1. Testing Strategies
      2. Exam-Prep Questions
      3. Rationales
  13. Part II. Authorized Duties
    1. Chapter Two. The Roles and Responsibilities of the Medication Aide
      1. Your Roles and Responsibilities
      2. Accepting Delegated Duties
      3. Medication Administration Policies
      4. Effective Communication Regarding Medication Administration
      5. Specific Ethical and Legal Issues
      6. Exam-Prep Questions
      7. Rationales
  14. Part III. Medication Administration, Observation, and Reporting
    1. Chapter Three. Pharmacology Review
      1. Drug Classifications and Drug Names
      2. Drug Actions and Implications
      3. Selected Drug Information Sources
      4. Exam-Prep Questions
      5. Rationales
    2. Chapter Four. Drug Orders, Forms, Measurements, and Handling
      1. Drug Orders
      2. Common Medical Terminology, Dosages, and Abbreviations
      3. Drug Labels
      4. Drug Packaging
      5. Drug Storage and Disposal
      6. Drug Measurements
      7. Drug Forms
      8. Routes of Drug Administration
      9. Exam-Prep Questions
      10. Rationales
  15. Part IV. Administering Medications
    1. Chapter Five. Administering Medication Safely
      1. Introduction
      2. Exam-Prep Questions
      3. Rationales
    2. Chapter Six. Medication Administration Procedures and Techniques
      1. Pre-Administration Procedures
      2. Giving Medications Through Various Routes
      3. Special Medication Administration Techniques
      4. Post-Administration Procedures
      5. Exam-Prep Questions
      6. Rationales
  16. Part V. Medication Effects on Body Systems: Implications for Care
    1. Chapter Seven. Medications Affecting the Cardiovascular System
      1. Cardiovascular Structure and Function
      2. Introduction to Cardiovascular Disorders
      3. Exam-Prep Questions
      4. Rationales
    2. Chapter Eight. Medications Affecting the Respiratory System
      1. Structure and Function of the Respiratory System
      2. Exam-Prep Questions
      3. Rationales
    3. Chapter Nine. Medications Affecting the Digestive System
      1. Structure and Function of the Digestive System
      2. Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract
      3. Exam-Prep Questions
      4. Rationales
    4. Chapter Ten. Antibiotics and Other Anti-Infective Agents
      1. The Infection Process
      2. Antibiotics and Other Anti-Infective Agents
      3. Exam-Prep Questions
      4. Rationales
    5. Chapter Eleven. Medications Affecting the Urinary System
      1. Urinary Structure and Function
      2. Disorders of the Urinary System
      3. Exam-Prep Questions
      4. Rationales
    6. Chapter Twelve. Medications Affecting the Musculoskeletal System
      1. Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System
      2. Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System
      3. Exam-Prep Questions
      4. Rationales
    7. Chapter Thirteen. Medications Affecting the Central Nervous System
      1. Structure and Function of the Nervous System
      2. Drugs That Affect the Autonomic Nervous System
      3. Exam-Prep Questions
      4. Rationales
    8. Chapter Fourteen. Medications Affecting the Endocrine System
      1. Structure and Function of the Endocrine System
      2. Exam-Prep Questions
      3. Rationales
    9. Chapter Fifteen. Medications for the Eye and Ear
      1. The Eye
      2. The Ear
      3. Exam-Prep Questions
      4. Rationales
    10. Chapter Sixteen. Medications Used in the Treatment of Cancer
      1. Introduction to Cancer
      2. Exam-Prep Questions
      3. Rationale
    11. Chapter Seventeen. Medications Used to Treat Mental Health Disorders
      1. The Nervous System and Emotions
      2. Exam-Prep Questions
      3. Rationales
  17. Part VI. Practice Exams
    1. Practice Exam I
    2. Practice Exam I Rationales
      1. Answers at a Glance
      2. Answer Rationales
    3. Practice Exam II
    4. Practice Exam II Rationales
      1. Answers at a Glance
      2. Answer Rationales
  18. Part VII. Appendixes
    1. Appendix A. Medication Administration Skills Performance Checklist
      1. Administering Oral Medication
    2. Appendix B. Arithmetic Review: Weights and Measures
      1. Decimal Fractions
      2. Changing Common Fractions to Decimal Fractions
      3. Conversions in the Metric System
      4. Multiplying Decimals by Decimals
    3. Appendix C. Herbals, Vitamins, and Minerals
      1. Herbals
      2. Vitamins and Minerals
  19. Appendix D. To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System
  20. Glossary
  21. Index