Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 6 | Lecture: c | Slide: 13
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Nursing Care Processes
Lecture:Nursing routines and procedures including performing invasive procedures, administering medication, documenting procedures, and using technology
Slide content:Medication Administration Procedures Nurses are the health care professionals most likely to administer medication The five rights of medication administration: Right patient: Check patients wristband Right drug: Check label Right time: Check prescription Right dose: Check prescription Right route: Check prescription 13
Slide notes:Before a medication reaches a patient in a hospital or other institution, it must be ordered, and the prescription information must be transcribed and verified. The medication is then dispensed and delivered to the patient. Next, the medication is administered to the patient, usually by a nurse, and the patients response to the medication is monitored and recorded. To make sure medication is given safely, nurses use a checklist called the five rights of medication administration. The five rights are right patient, right drug, right time, right dose, and right route. The right dose includes factors such as the amount of the medication and the speed of any IV infusion. Examples of routes for medication administration are oral, rectal, and intravenous. 13