Unformatted text preview: ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATE: Basic Concept MARIN MCBRIDE
CONCEPT_______________________________________________________________________________ REVIEW MODULE CHAPTER__2
SAFE MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION & ERROR REDUCTION: SAFE DOCUMENTATION AFTER A MEDICATION ERROR Related Content Underlying Principles (E.G., DELEGATION,
LEVELS OF PREVENTION,
ADVANCE DIRECTIVES) COMMON MEDICATION
● Wrong medication or IV
● Incorrect dose or IV rate
● Wrong client, route, or
● Administration of an
● Omission of a dose or
administration of extra
● Incorrect discontinuation
of a medication or IV fluid
● Inaccurate prescribing
● Inadvertently giving a
medication that has a
similar name Nursing Interventions
WHO? WHEN? WHY? HOW? DATA COLLECTION PRIOR
● Health history
● Physical Examination
RIGHTS OF SAFE
● Right Client
● Right Dose
● Right Time
● Right Route
● Right Documentation
● Right Client Education
● Right to Refuse
● Right Data Collection
● Right Evaluation Data collection
● Be knowledgeable about the medication to
administer. Use recommended resources.
● Obtain information about medical
diagnoses and conditions that affect
● Determine whether the medication
prescription is complete.
● Interpret the medication prescription
● Question the provider if the prescription is
unclear or seems incorrect for the client.
● Question the provider about abrupt and
excessive changes in dosage.
● Identify clients’ outcomes for medication
● Set priorities (which medications to give
first or before specific treatments or
● Avoid distractions and interruptions
during medication preparation.
● Prepare medications for one client at a
● Check labels for the medication’s name and
● Question multiple tablets or vials for a
● Follow the rights of medication
administration consistently and carefully.
● Do not administer medications that
someone else prepared.
● Encourage clients to voice concerns if a
medication or dosage seems incorrect.
● Follow correct procedures for all routes of
● Communicate clearly both verbally and in
● Use verbal prescriptions only for
emergencies, and follow the facility’s protocol
for telephone prescriptions.
● Follow all laws and regulations for
preparing and administering controlled
● Do not leave medications at the bedside.
● Follow the principles of client and family
education for medications.
● Evaluate, document, and report clients’
responses to medications.
● Use knowledge of the therapeutic effect
and common side and adverse effects of
medications to compare expected outcomes
with actual findings.
● Identify, document, and report side and
● Report all errors, and implement corrective
measures immediately. ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATES Therapeutic Procedure A1 ...
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