HIMT 1141: Chapter 7
Terms in this set (16)
Documentation of drug adminstration
Dose, time, route, and location.
Responsibilities of drug administration
Up to date information; Wisdom to assess, to evaluate, and to plan; skill in delivery; patient education
Six Rights of Medication Administration
1. medication 2. amount 3. time 4. route 5. patient 6. documentation
a form to assist HCP in reporting serious, adverse events or product quality problems. Voluntary.
Taking a complete history with medical conditions, allergies, and other meds taken
Judgement in timing, discontinuing medication, counteracting adverse reactions, reports to the physician
Documentation of results
When is documentation needed
Medicines given and patient education provided, controlled substances must be recorded in a narcotics record
When an error happsn
Report it to those in charge, it should reflect on the patient's record
Types of reporting
MER and Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Principles of Administration
Cleanliness, organization, preparation area
Compre drug prescribed to label. Never give medications someone else has prepared. Never leave medications at the bedside. Don't prepare medication until patient is ready.
Consult a table of equivalents. Calculations must be checked to verify accuracy.Remember drug action is influenced by the condition of the patients, metabolism, age, weight, sex, and psychological state.
If no route is specified, oral route is used. You have the right and responsibility to question the appropriateness of a route.
Wrist band checked first, verbal name check.
Dose, time, route, and location of injections. Unusual or adverse reactions must be noted. Effectiveness should be noted. Signed by those administered.