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Allergies and Sensitivities
Attitudes about medication use
Knowledge of current medications
Knowledge deficit regarding med regimen
Noncompliance r/t drug regimens
Ineffective mgt of therapeutic regimens
Ineffective health maintenance
Risk for injury
Identify desired outcomes
-Why drug is needed
-How the drug will be administered
-Common indications of adverse effects
-Other nursing measures that will enhance the likelihood of achieving desired outcomes
-What response by the client will indicate that a therapeutic response has been achieved
Preparing to administer medications:
-Ensure cleanliness of hands, work area and supplies
-Ensure availability of supplies
-Ensure adequate lighting
-Ensure environmental distractions
-Right Drug -Right Route
-Right Client -Right Documentation
-Right Dose -Client Right to Refuse
Know clients learning needs, ability to learn and readiness to learn
-Comparison of actual client outcomes w/ expected outcomes
-Assessing the effectiveness of the med in alleviated signs & symptoms of illness
-Determine any adverse effects from the use of the drug
-Determine client's ability to self-administer meds
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