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CH 7 Essen of Pharm

Key Concepts

According to the Joint Commission, medication reconciliation consists of what five steps? 1 - Develop a list of current medications 2 - Develop a list of medications to be prescribed 3 - Compare the medication the the two lists 4 - Make clinical decisions based on the comparison 5 - Communicate the new list to pt and caregivers
Before giving medication, what pt info should you have? Name, DOB, medical conditions, allergies, and all other medications in use.
Name three basic principles when preparing to administer medication. 1 - Cleanliness 2 - Organization 3 - Preparation Area
What four pieces of information should be included when giving pt medication education? 1, 2, 3 - Why How and When medications are administered 4 - potential side effects, precautions, and contraindications for the medications
Name two places that must be documented when administering a controlled substance Pt's record of medication administration and on the controlled substances administration record kept with the narcotics.
Medication errors must be reported immediately... In the pt's file and an incident report
Created by: jennihammond