Nu141 Medication Teaching Plan

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Kiana Jones Medication Teaching Plan NU1425: Pharmacology Candice Paul October 6, 2015 Introduction When medical professionals think of medication administration they look at it as preparing, giving, and evaluating the effectiveness of prescription and nonprescription drugs. It is important for medical professionals dealing with patients to understand the six rights in the healthcare field. These include the right patient, right medication, right dose, right route, right time, and right documentation. It is very important for nurses to understand and comprehend how to read a doctor’s order before administering any medication. If the order is not legible then the nurse should ask another nurse if they can make out what the order is saying and also to call the doctor or person who wrote the order to verify the correct medication, dose, time, and frequency for that patient. (saunders, 2011)…show more content…
A medication error is any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the healthcare professional, patient, or consumer.(Ncbi) Some medications with similar names or similar packaging can occur, medications that aren’t commonly used or prescribed , as well as commonly used medications to which many patients could be allergic such as NSAID’s and antibiotics. These all could cause a healthcare professional to make a medication error. If a medication error occurs it is very important to monitor the patient and make sure they have no adverse effects. (U.S. Food and Drug

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