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1

Before giving the meds to your pt, what are the two forms of pt identication you need to obtain:

M-run number, pts name

2

What is the percentage of med errors are preventable:

85%

3

In order to give the Right drug, you must:

check to see that the order is complete and legible; see for indication for medication; Check drug labels 3 times; date ordered and ending

4

WHen do you check the label 3 tmes:

time of contact with med, before pouring med, and after pouring med

5

In order to give the R dose, what are you to look for:

Drug availability, Rx drug dose needs to be clarafied, and calculation

6

Drug calculation is based on:

weight, IV drip rate, amount in vile, rechecking MD order

7

In ooder to give meds R time:

check times, military time is used, administration time range; expiration

8

What's county's administrative time range:

an hour before and after

9

Dysphagia, not crushing meds, not mixing, aseptic technique, appropriate sites fall under:

R route considerations

10

What are the "five plus rights" of drug administration:

R assessment, R documentation, R education, R evaluation, R to refuse

11

What's the 3 step approach to dosage calculation:

Convert, Think, Calculate

12

What does the acronym BSA stand for

Body surface area considered to be the most accurate way to calculate drug dosages

13

Administration of fluids or medications through a vein is defined as:

intravenous

14

Fluids ordered because of losses that may occur from hemorrhage, vomiting, diarrhea is defined as

Replacement fluid

15

Fluids ordered to sustain normal fluid and electrolyte balance is defined as

Maintenance fluids

16

Replace or maintain fluid and electrolytes and serve s a vehicle for drug administration is defined as:

Continuous infusion

17

IV's used for IV administration of drugs and supplemental fluids, devices Saline or heprin lock used to maintain iv access w/o continuous fluid infusion is defined as:

intermittent infusion (IVPB or IV push)

18

When should IV sites be checked a county:

every two hours