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Medication Administration

What are the Ten Patient Rights of Medication Administration?

Amount (aka Dose)
Drug (aka Medication)
Route
Documentation
Refusal
Patient (aka Client)
Assessment
Time
Education
Evaluation

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Medication Administration

What is the Action for:
The Right Drug
(aka Medication)

Compare of the medication to the medication order.

The nurse must only give medication they have prepared and be present when it is taken.

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Medication Administration

What is the Action for:
The Right Dose

To ensure that the right dose is given, the nurse must triple check any calculations and have another team member check the calculation.

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Medication Administration

What is the Action for:
The Right Patient
(aka Client)

The nurse must identify the client by checking the medication order and the client’s identification bracelet to ensure that the right client is receiving the right medication.

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Medication Administration

What is the Action for:
The Right Route

The nurse must give the medication via the right route.

In preparing the medication, the triple check will identify the route to be given on the medication order.

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Medication Administration

What is the Action for:
The Right Time

The nurse will check the medication order to ensure that the medication is given at the right time.

The prescriber will identify the times that the medication is to be given.

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Medication Administration

What is the Action for:
The Right Assessment

The nurse will assess client for specific needs prior to administration (heart rate, blood pressure, blood glucose, pain, and agitation/anxiety).

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Medication Administration

What is the Action for:
The Right Documentation

The nurse will record the client’s status prior to the medication
administration as well as the medication given, the time it was given, the dose given, and the route it was given in.

Then the nurse will follow up and record the client’s response to the medication given.

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Medication Administration

What is the Action for:
The Right Education

The nurse will provide patient education concerning medications given.

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Medication Administration

What is the Action for:
The Right Evaluation

The nurse will evaluate for effectiveness of medication, as well as any side or adverse effects, both objectively and per client report.

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Medication Administration

What is the Action for:
The Right of Refusal

The nurse will listen to client concerns regarding receiving any medications.

Education as to the importance of prescribed medications should be provided, and physician notification must be made to alert him/her to client request of refusal.

Documentation of refusal must also be made.

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Medication Administration

What are the Three Checks of Medication Administration?

Gathering

Preparing

Administrating

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Abbreviations for Times of Medication

STAT

Immediately

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Abbreviations for Times of Medication

daily

Every day

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Abbreviations for Times of Medication

bid

Twice a day

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Abbreviations for Times of Medication

tid

Three times a day

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Abbreviations for Times of Medication

qid

Four times a day

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Abbreviations for Times of Medication

q2hr

Every two hours

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Abbreviations for Times of Medication

q4hr

Every four hours

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Abbreviations for Times of Medication

q6hr

Every six hours

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Abbreviations for Times of Medication

PRN

As needed

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Abbreviations for Times of Medication

ac

Before meals

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Abbreviations for Times of Medication

pc

After meals

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Abbreviations for Routes of Administration

MDI

Metered Dose Inhaler

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Abbreviations for Routes of Administration

IM

Intramuscularly

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Abbreviations for Routes of Administration

IV

Intravenously

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Abbreviations for Routes of Administration

IVP

Intravenous push

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Abbreviations for Routes of Administration

IVPB

Intravenous piggy back

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Abbreviations for Routes of Administration

PO

By mouth

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Abbreviations for Routes of Administration

PR

in the rectum