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Principles and Methods of Drug Administration

Assessment (History)
Allergies and Sensitivities
Diet History
Attitudes about medication use
Knowledge of current medications
Assessment (Physical Exam)
Vital Signs
Nursing Diagnosis
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
-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
-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