Flashcards in 7.0 Medicines and Fluids Deck (4)
What are the universal contraindications of medicines?
a. Life threatening allergy - Absolute contraindication b. Significant (but not life threatening) allergy- Relative contraindicationc. Pregnancy, particularly first trimester, or breastfeeding - Relative contraindication
If possible, what is best practice to do for a drug check before drawing up?
Get a second person to check the ampoule and name it.
What do you do if medications has an excess dose for a patient and you have drawn up too much?
Discard the excess before administering to patient.