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|1.0||November 24, 2015||Book added to the B.C. Open Textbook Collection.|
|1.1||May 16, 2018||Several broken video links were removed and replaced with text suggesting the student watch a video or demonstration for the cited skill.|
|1.2||November 16, 2018||Made correction to section 7.4.||Replaced “NEVER give an IM injection in the dorsogluteal muscle. If a needle hits the sciatic nerve, the patient may experience partial or permanent paralysis of the leg.”
“The dorsogluteal site should be avoided for intramuscular injections. If a needle hits the sciatic nerve, the patient may experience partial or permanent paralysis of the leg.”
|1.3||December 14, 2018||Made correction to section 6.4 and set table widths to 100%.||Replaced “The rectal route (see Figure 6.1) is not as reliable in absorption and distribution as oral and parenteral routes. The rectal route is, however, relatively safe because there is less potential for adverse effects (Perry et al., 2014).”
“Drugs administered PR have a faster action than via the oral route and a higher bio-availability – that is, the amount of effective drug that is available is greater as it has not been influenced by upper gastrointestinal tract digestive processes. Rectal absorption results in more of the drug reaching the systemic circulation with less alteration on route. As well as being a more effective route for delivering medication, rectal administration also reduces side-effects of some drugs, such as gastric irritation, nausea and vomiting” (Lowry, 2016, para 2).”
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|1.4||June 5, 2019||Updated the book’s theme||The styles of this book have been updated, which may affect the page numbers of the PDF and print copy.|
|1.5||October 9, 2020||Added replacement videos to body and appendix of book.||Links to openly licensed videos created by TRU were added throughout this book. A summary of these videos are listed in the newly created Appendix 3.|
|1.6||April 16, 2021||Added remaining TRU videos body and appendix of book.||A summary of these videos are listed in the newly created Appendix 3.|