confirm you have the right medication by carefully comparing the name of the drug prescribed (on physician's order sheet, prescription blank, medication record, or medicine card) with the label on the package, bottle, or unit-dose packet (meds with each dose separately sealed in an individual paper, foil, plastic, or glass container). Never give me when the name on the med is obscured in any way. Some drugs have names that sound or look similar. Accuracy can be facilitated by placing the unit-dose packet next to the name of the drug ordered on the patient's record while comparing the drug ordered with the drug on hand. Right and responsibility to question the physician and/or pharmacist is there is any question about the drug because of handwriting, misspellng, inappropriateness, allergies, or interactions. Never give meds that someone else has prepared. never leave meds at the bedside unless specifically ordered by the physician. If patient is unable to take a med when you present it, the med must be returned in an unopened packet, to the patient's drawer in the med cart or med room. never open the unit-dose packet unless the patient is prepared to take the medicine.