Three (3) checks
1.When taking meds from the drawer 2.Recheck when preparing the order 3. Recheck again when all meds have been prepared
keeps meds from leaking out of the skin. It is also used for meds that irritate the skin
use abdomen except otherwise indicated
should be checked after 30 minutes because there work faster and allergic reactions occur within 30 minutes.
When giving Digoxin,
take apical pulse for 1 full minute. If pulse is less than 60 check back again. And if still less than 60, call the physician
When giving coumadin
order means give immediately
check for allergies to peanut or soybean
Iron taken orally
with 120cc of water or juice
If patient is allergic to one drug
do not give them a drug in the same class as the one they are allergic to. For example, penicillin and ampicillin.
cannot be crushed
Divide only drugs
that are scored
If giving medicine through a tube
use 60cc syringe, Verify tube placement with air insertion and auscultation. Listen for bubbling sounds to confirm correct placement. Flush with water after administering meds. Always check institution protocol.