MEDICATION SAFETY & CALCULATIONS
SAFETY AND QUALITY
NURSING RESPONSIBILITIES E valuating the action of medications on the clients on going health status T eaching patients about their medication and side effects E valuating the clients and family caregivers ability to self-administer medications E nsuring adherence to the medication regimen
PHARMACIST ROLE M ake sure prescriptions are valid I dentifies drug allergies and incompatibilities P repare and distribute prescribed medication P rovide information about medication side effects, toxicity, and interactions Consults with prescriber with alternatives choices *May manage dosing and monitoring of drugs requiring frequent therapeutic adjustments, such as vancomycin and anticoagulants
PRESCRIBER’S ROLE The prescriber can be a physician (MD or DO), physician’s assistant (PA), or advance practice registered nurse (APRN) Orders can be handwritten or entered via C omputerized P hysician O rder E ntry (CPOE) Verbal & telephone orders are discouraged Monitors the on-going therapeutic use of medications Reconcile medications upon admission, transfer and discharge to care facilities
PARTS OF THE MEDICATION ORDER Two patient identifiers (Name and Date of Birth) Date and time order is written Medication Name Dosage of drug Route by which drug is to be administered Time and Frequency of administration of the drug Signature of person writing the order PRN orders must have a reason!
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- Fall '18
- Allie Kotzian
- Kilogram, Date, Time, Right Patient