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Intradermal

Pertaining to the dermis area within the upper layers of the skin

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Intramuscular (IM)

Area within a muscle

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Intravenous (IV)

Area within a vein

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Medication Errors

Any preventable event or activity that can cause inappropriate mediation use or patient harm

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Parenteral

Administration of a substance, such as a drug, by any route other than through the gastrointestinal system

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Standard Precautions

Recommendation that gloves and/or other PPE be worn when touching any blood or body fluids, mucous membranes, or any broken skin area;

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Subcutaneous

Under the skin or dermis layer in the fatty tissue layer

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Transdermal

Through the skin

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Unit dose

System of drug delivery by which a drug order is filled and medication dispensed to fill each medication order for a 24-hour period; each drug dose unit is dispensed in a package labeled with the drug name and dosage

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5 Rights of Drug Administration

Right Patient
Right Drug
Right Dose
Right Route
Right Time
Right Documentation

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"3 Checks" for Drug Administration

1. When the drug is take from the storage area
2. Immediately before removing the drug from the container
3. Before administering the drug to the patient

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Inhalation

Drug administration route in which the patient inhales the drug orally or nasally