Medication Administration Skill Checklist

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Medication Administration Skill Checklist 1. Verify accuracy with 5 rights of medication administration on MAR/EMR with…

 

 

Medication Administration Skill Checklist

1. Verify accuracy with 5 rights of medication administration on MAR/EMR with physician’s order*

2. Verbalize applicate lab values(eg. K level) to determine if medication can be given.

3.Calculate the correct medication dosages.

4. Perform hand hygiene.

5. Prepares medications and checks medications using the 5 rights of medication administration and check expiration dates on each medication.

Procedure Performance

6. Introduce yourself to patient including name, title and explains procedure.

7. Performs hand hygiene.

8. A. Ask the patient to verbalize name and DOB.

B. Compare ID band/alternative method with identification source MAR by utilizing 2 means of identification: name,DOB and/or hospital# according to Agency policy.

C. Notes the presence of allergy band and ask patient to verbalize allergies and compares with MAR according to agency policy.

9. Performs last medication check according to 5 rights of medication administration and compares against MAR.

10. Performs required assessment measures:( i.e, BP, AHR( apical heart rate), etc) determine if medication can be given.

11. Teaches about medications(i.e, purpose, side effects and safety issues)

12. IM and subcut injection -( for recheck include steps 1-12)

a. choose correct syringe and needle syringe and for injection.

b. hand hygiene and dons glove. Administer injection using correct site and degree of angle.

c. discards syringe correctly using safely shield and does not recap the needle.

13. Administers all medications following correct procedure/technique.

14. Removes gloves and performs hand hygiene.

15. Documents on MAR immediately and accurately( initials, signature, time and site) before leaving room

16. Maintains medical asepsis. Maintain safety(i.e, side rail up, bed in low position, call light within reach)

17. Perform hand hygiene.

I would like to know in detail in written each step and correct injection site and location and what to find the lab before the injection. I want to know step by step in written. Thank you so much.

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