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Principles and Methods of Drug Administration

STUDY
PLAY
Assessment (History)
Allergies and Sensitivities
Diet History
Attitudes about medication use
Knowledge of current medications
Assessment (Physical Exam)
Weight/Height
Vital Signs
Swallowing
Assessment
Resources
Nursing Diagnosis
Knowledge deficit regarding med regimen
Noncompliance r/t drug regimens
Ineffective mgt of therapeutic regimens
Ineffective health maintenance
Risk for injury
Planning
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
Implementation
Preparing to administer medications:
-Ensure cleanliness of hands, work area and supplies
-Ensure availability of supplies
-Ensure adequate lighting
-Ensure environmental distractions
-Verify order
Seven rights
-Right Drug -Right Route
-Right Client -Right Documentation
-Right Dose -Client Right to Refuse
-Right Time
Nursing Process/Teaching-Assessment
Know clients learning needs, ability to learn and readiness to learn
Nursing Process/Teaching-Nursing Dx
Knowledge deficit, ineffective mgt of med regimen
Nursing Process/Teaching-Planning
Be able to develop a teaching plan
Nursing Process/Teaching-Evaluation
Evaluate the client's response and document
Evaluation
-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
Items on Drug labels
Drug name, official national drug listings, drug dosage and strength, drug form, drug quantity, drug administration, expiration date