Module 4: Medication Administration

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The cno identifies eight rights of medication administration. Identify the eight rights and the rationale for each. Right client give medication to the right client. Right medication give the correct medication ordered by the doctor/np. Right dose dosage is appropriate for the client (child/adult) Right time medication is given for maximum effect. Right method of application ensure medication is administered correctly. Right documentation ensure effects of medication is therapeutic. Right reason ensure medication is used for correct diagnosis. Right frequency ensure medication is used correctly. Oral, ophthalmic, ototic, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intradermal, intravenous, sublingual, topical, rectal, vaginal, nasal, inhalation, transdermal. Sublingual medication placed under the tongue to dissolve; no fluid required e. g. nitroglycerine. Buccal placing medication in the mouth and against the mucous membranes of the cheek until medication dissolves. Intradermal (id) injection into the dermis just under the epidermis. Subcutaneous (sub-q) injection into tissues just below the dermis of the skin.

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