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Orders medication patient name date time medication

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Unformatted text preview: tion Patient name Date Time Medication name Dose Route Frequency Signature of prescriber Components and Processing of Medication Orders Medication Accurate interpretation Administration of the medication Verbal and telephone orders Clarify Clarify Question Question Medication Distribution Systems Medication Unit dose Computer controlled dispensing Medication cart Medication cart with bar code system Medication Administration Medication Nurse administered – Use extreme caution – Prepare meds in an area conducive to safety Prepare and accuracy and – Do not leave meds unattended after beginning Do preparation preparation Medication Administration Medication Client administered – Consider reliability of the client – Self-medication record at bedside Routes of Administration Routes Oral (PO) – Sublingual (SL) – Buccal Parenteral – Intradermal (ID) – Subcutaneous (SC/SQ) – Intramuscular (IM) – Intravenous (IV) Routes of Administration Routes Topical – Skin – EENT...
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