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Skills (Test 2) - Previous Cohort
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How many times should you check medication before administration?
1) BEFORE you pour, mix, or draw up meds
2) AFTER you prepare the meds
3) AT THE BEDSIDE
What are you checking the medication against?
If the route of administration is not given, what should you do>
contact the prescriber
The Right Route also includes which patient Right?
Right Site (IM, IV, etc)
To ensure the correct patient, what should we do?
always double check the patient against his ID
If we are familiar with a patient, can we skip the ID step and go ahead and administer the meds?
If the patient is in the bathroom, can you leave PO meds w/ a family member to ensure that he takes them?
What should we remember when administering transdermal patches?
write on the patch the date and time of administration and your initials
(remember to check to ensure the patch is still on when doing your 2-hr surveillance checks)
Which route is the most common medication administration route?
Liquid meds are used frequently for -------- and ---------
elderly and children
Why should you not administer hydrophillic meds via an NG tube?
it will attract water and solidify in the tube, clogging it up
The nurse pours liquid medication into the medicine cup for accurate dispensing and lines up the -------------- to a predetermined line on the cup. The ------------ is the true level of a liquid medication because surface tension draws liquid up the sides of the medicine cup, distorting the level.
Administering Ear Drops:
The patient should be placed in the ---------- position.
side-lying position (w/ appropriate ear facing up)
Which method of administration is held b/t the cheek and tongue?
Which method of administration is held beneath the tongue?
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