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Medication administration

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Prepared By:
Ashly V Mani
Meeqat General Hospital ,Madina, KSA

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Medication administration

  1. 1. MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION & DOCUMENTATION Prepared By: Ashly V Mani Meeqat General Hospital ,Madina, KSA
  2. 2. DEFINITION  Medicine may be defined as substance used to promote health ,to prevent, to diagnose, to alleviate or cure diseases.  A Medication Administration Record (MAR, or eMAR for electronic versions), commonly referred as : it is the report that serves as a legal record of the drugs administered to a patient at a facility by a health care professional.
  3. 3. The safe and accurate administration of medication is one of the major responsibility of nurse. Medication will be administered by register nurse who complete the medication administration competency successfully. Administration of medications Key points
  4. 4.  Right patient  Right Medication  Right Dosage  Right route  Right time  Right documentation  Right client education  Right to Refuse  Right Assessment  Right Evaluation RIGHTS OF MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
  5. 5. Preparing To Administer A Drug  Give only drugs that the doctor is orders(use drug reference if necessary). Medications must be prepared for one patient at a time . *Prepare in a well-lit area *focus on task, avoid distractions Calculate the dose carefully Do not leave a prepared drug unattended.-never give a drug that someone else prepared.
  6. 6.  At the patient's bedside, verify the patient's name and medical record number on the Medication Sheet and the ID band. Advise the patient if appropriate, the patient's family about potential clinical adverse reactions, or other concerns when administering a new medication.  Check for contraindications to patient receiving the medication (i.e. allergies).  The nurse shall remain with the patient until the medicine is actually swallowed. MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
  7. 7.  The indication of the drug before administering.  The Electronic medication sheet and Kardex is up-to-date.  For allergies and assess for reaction of drugs not previously taken by the patient.  Check label when obtaining medication from storage.  Do side by side comparison of the medication with the written order and medication sheet. Always check for
  8. 8.  A critical element of drug administration is documentation.  The standard is “if is not documented it was not done.”  The nurse should document that a drug has been given after the client has received the drug. DOCUMENTATION OF DRUG ADMINISTRATION
  9. 9.  The medication process requires clear and transparent documentation in patient records.  Incomplete or incorrect medication documentation may contribute to inappropriate clinical decision-making and adverse events.
  10. 10. The electronic Medication Administration Record (MAR or eMAR) is used to electronically track and record administration . Military time will be used to document medication administration Be extra careful during transcribing prescribed medication to KARDEX
  12. 12. Always Remember  Any medications that is withheld shall be document on eMAR as HOLD and to sign the record.  The nurse shall document in the nurse's notes the reason the drug not given and, if applicable, that the physician was notified.  If the medication is refused by the patient it should be documented as ‘Cancel task’ and to be notify the reason as refused.
  13. 13. SUMMARY  Documentation is an important part of safe medication administration.  Sign medication sheet (eMAR) immediately after administration of the drug.  Record only the medicine which you have administered.  Never record a medication before it is giving to the patient.  Record the effects observed.  Record the medications that are vomited by the patient ,refused by the patient and those drugs that are not administered to the patient and the reason for not giving medication.
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Prepared By: Ashly V Mani Meeqat General Hospital ,Madina, KSA


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