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Transdermal Patches
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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Transdermal Drug Delivery System
  • Steps for Applying a Transdermal Patch
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Transdermal Patches Info:

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to familiarize each learner with transdermal medications. We will discuss the transdermal drug delivery system: how it works, types of applications, some advantages and disadvantages, and some common types of medications that are prescribed using the system. This course will also describe how to assist residents with application and removal of transdermal patches, as well as precautions, common errors and other complications that may arise.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • 1. Describe the Transdermal Drug Delivery System
  • 2. List 4 common types of transdermal medications
  • 3. List the steps for applying a transdermal patch
  • 4. Explain common errors and complications associated with a medication patch
  • 5. Describe at least 3 types of transdermal patches


Course Outcomes

    Hour One
  • I. Introduction
  • a. It is beneficial to be familiar with Trandsdermal Medications
  • b. Always be aware of state and Community laws/guidelines
  • II. Skin
  • a. Components
  • i. Largest organ of the body
  • ii. Many layers
  • b. Functions
  • i. Sensation – touch, hot and cold, etc.
  • ii. Protection – barrier between internal and external
  • iii. Heat regulation -
  • iv. Absoprtion
  • III. Transdermal Drug delivery System
  • a. How it works
  • i. Medication administered through a patch
  • ii. Patch is adhered to the skin
  • iii. Medication is absorbed through skin
  • b. Purpose
  • i. Effective, less invasive medication delivery
  • ii. Alternate route to the blood stream
  • iii. Alleviates some medication side effects
  • iv. Less applications
  • c. The “Patch”
  • i. Components
  • ii. Types of patches
  • 1. Single layer drug-in-adhesive
  • 2. Multiple layer drug-in-adhesive
  • 3. Reservoir
  • 4. Matrix
  • 5. Vapor
  • d. Advantages
  • i. Minimize side effects
  • ii. Frequency of dosage
  • iii. Mostly painless
  • iv. Person more willing to use patch than needle/pill
  • e. Disadvantages
  • i. No all medications can be absorbed through skin
  • ii. Possible skin irritation
  • iii. Record keeping
  • iv. Damaged patches
  • v. Applicaton confusion, overdose and/or under dose
  • vi. Difficulty adminstering
  • f. Common Transdermal Prescriptions
  • i. Nicotine Patch
  • ii. Opioid medications
  • iii. Testosterone and Estrogen
  • iv. Nitroglycerin
  • v. Alzheimer’s medications
  • vi. Vitamin B12
  • vii. Antidepressant
  • IV. Administration
  • a. Introduction
  • i. Be aware of state and Community guidelines
  • ii. Always follow physicians orders/instructions
  • b. Applying the patch
  • i. Steps
  • 1. Find a hairless spot
  • 2. Clean area before applying
  • 3. Open package, remove patch
  • 4. Peel the liner, throw away
  • 5. Press on the patch
  • 6. Press down edges
  • 7. Removing patch, disposal
  • 8. Remove gloves, wash hands
  • ii. Things to remember
  • 1. Never apply more patches than what has been described
  • 2. Do not apply patches to skin with cuts and/or scrapes
  • 3. Monitor the patch to make sure it stays in place
  • V. Common Prescriptions and Precautions
  • a. 5 Common transdermal prescriptions
  • i. Scopolamine
  • 1. Precautions
  • 2. Side Effects
  • ii. Nicotine
  • 1. Precautions
  • 2. Side Effects
  • iii. Fentanyl
  • 1. Precautions
  • 2. Side Effects
  • iv. Rivastigmine
  • 1. Precautions
  • 2. Side Effects
  • v. Hormonal –Testosterone and Estrogen
  • 1. Precautions
  • 2. Side Effects
  • VI. Complications
  • a. FDA warning in 2009
  • b. Broken patches
  • c. Record Keeping
  • d. Errors in Administration
  • e. Skin irritation
  • f. Resident Monitoring


Instructor: Anne Zimmerman, RN and Josh Allen RN

Josh Allen is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in senior living. As the Director of InTouch at Home, Josh oversees all aspects of business development, care, services, and operations for the organization. As a part of the SRG Senior Living family of companies, InTouch at Home delivers personalized care and services to clients living in senior living communities as well as private residences across three states.

Josh also serves on the board of the American Assisted Living Nurses Association, and represents AALNA on the boards of the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living and Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations. Josh has previously served as President and CEO of Care and Compliance Group, a leading training solutions provider.

Anne Zimmerman, RN has worked for Community Education, LLC in California since 2003. There she is responsible for teaching state approved re-certification courses to administrators of group homes; adult residential facilities; and residential care facilities for the elderly. Her background is in consulting, training, and directing care.

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