MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION TIME AND MEANING.

It is very important to know the eight rights of medication administration.

When administrating medications to your patient.The number one rule

is to use two patient identifiers.It should NOT be the patient room number.

Rather use patient ID,his date of birth and medical record number.

Before giving medications you should know the eight rights

of medications the abbreviations and its meaning.

1.Right Medication: Is this the right medications?

2. Right Patient.: Is this the right patient

3. Right Dose: Is this the correct dose that the doctor ordered.

4. The Route.: What route? Is it by mouth,sub Q ,intravenous,

or intramuscular.

5. Right Time: What time is he suppose to get the medication

9am,12noon 1700?

6. Right Reason: What is the reason or the rational for giving this medication?

7. Right Education : Have I educated my patient on the side effects of the medications?

8.Right Document: Have I documented that I gave this medication?

AC=BEFORE MEAL.

PC=AFTER MEALS

QD=EVERY DAY,DAILY.

BID =TWICE A DAY.

TID =THREE TIMES A DAY.

QID =FOUR TIMES A DAY.

HS =BEDTIME,SLEEP TIME.

STAT =IMMEDIATELY.

QHR=EVERY HOUR.

QHS =EVERY NIGHT.

QOD=EVERY OTHER DAY.

PRN=AS NEEDED.

Take actions to prevent medication errors by identifying the LOOK ALIKE,and SOUND ALIKE medications.It is very important to label medications,syringes,medication bottles,and cups in ICU,Medical/Surgical,Med telemetry ,Operating rooms , Emergency Rooms

and all the departments that administer medications.

Medications should be reconciled across the the continuum of care without exception.

A list of patient medications should be communicated to the next next nurse.
To be a Nurse is to know colace.
Have you met colace?
Have you met mr Lovenox?
Have you met mr Norvasc?
What about warfarin
Heparin,Zosyn,Vancomycin?
To be a Nurse is to know them.
To be a Nurse is to deliver compassionate care.
To be a Nurse is to know the eight Rights of Medication administration.
To be a Nurse is to know
patients Rights.
To be a Nurse is to understand medication safety.
To be a Nurse is to be friendly.
To be a Nurse is to have sense of humor.
To be a Nurse is to be blessed. .
To be a Nurse is to be happy.
To be a Nurse is to show nobility.
To be a Nurse is to show gratitude.
To be a Nurse is to be kind,assertive but loving.
To be a Nurse is to have pen,stethoscope and pencils.
To be a Nurse is to understand rules,protocols, and Regulations.
To be a Nurse is to have job security.

Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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