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NRS 213- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 23 pages long!)

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NRS 213
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[NRS 213] Comprehensive fall guide including any lecture notes, textbook notes and exam guides.find more resources at NURS 2132 Objectives & Required Readings Week 3 Dosage Calculations, Medication Administration, Adverse Drug Reactions 1. Discuss standards of care in the application of the nursing process. To be able to prevent and respond to ADRS. Adverse drug reactions are all types of clinical problems these include medication errors (MEs) and adverse drug reactions (ADRS). Note that not all errors may cause the patient harm. Two major type of ADR are allergic reaction (often predictable) and idiosyncratic reaction (usually unpredictable) Some therapeutic drug medications have similar names, right documentation such as labeling can prevent MEs. Proper documentation helps to organize and increase efficiency in the work place Increases patient safety Proper documentation is need to assess prescription, dispensing and drug administration 2. Explain the importance of documentation in the administration of medications. Dispensing-to select prepare and transfer stock medication for one or more prescribed medication doses to a client or the client representative for administration for at a later time. 3. Discuss factors contributing to medication incidents. Organizational issues - prescribing faults and prescription errors most common, most can be caught by pharmacist before entry or by nurse before administration - administration next most common point of error, followed by dispensing and transcription - Technology that is difficult to use, inadequate education or training, difficulties mastering can increase medication error as well Education system issues and impact on MEs - commonly reported student nurse errors involve; unusual dosing times, medication administration record issues (unavailable, failure to document doses, failure to review), administration of discontinued or held medications, failure to monitor vitals or la results, administration or oral liquids as injections, preparation of medications for multiple patients at same time, dispensing of medications in different doses from those ordered find more resources at
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