Augmentin PO 250mg BID for 10 days. Right Patient: John Doe (DOB 1/1/2111) Right Drug: Augmentin Right Route: PO = orally Right dose: 250mg (also known as desired) Right time: BID = two times a day Duration: Take the medication for 10 calendar days or 20 doses
TYPES OF ORDERS Standing or Routine: Administered until the dosage is changed, discontinued, or another medication is prescribed prn: Given only when the client needs it Single/one-time: Given one time only for a specific reason and time STAT: from the Latin word “ statim, meaning immediately or instantly” A single dose given one time immediately. Should be no more than 15 minutes. Check the policy of the institution. Now: When a medication is needed right away, but not STAT. Usually given within 60 minutes and only one time. Prescriptions: Medication to be taken outpatient
SAFE PRACTICES FOR DRUG ORDERS Only use approved hospital abbreviations NUR2407 – Dose Calculation Handout/FlashCards on Quizlet Use military time (24 hour clock) 1300, not 1:00 pm Unit of measurement must follow the number 5 ml Express numbers as decimals (0.5), not fractions (1/2) Use leading zeros for decimals 0.5 not .5 Do not use trailing zeros 5 not 5.0
UNDERSTANDING DRUG LABEL DRUG LABELS Drug name: Augmentin Strength: 125 mg/5mL Form: Oral suspension Manufacturing information: Company name National Drug Code (NDC) Control/lot number Expiration date
COMMON MEASUREMENTS Metric Gram (g or gm) = Weight Liter (L) = Volume Meter (m) = Length Celsius (°C) = Temperature Prefixes used in medicine: Micro (mc or µ) = 0.000001 Milli (m) = 0.001
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