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True or False: When you have given the wrong medication to a patient, you must inform the patient that they have received an extra medication.
False ! - it is up to you as the nurse whether to tell the patient or not
What are the four steps in dealing with a medication error?
1. Report the error to a supervisor.
2. Inform the physician
3. Write an incidence report.
4. Write a note in the chart re: the drug given in error
True or False: The patient should not receive medications that they don't need.
True !
Concerning patient rights, when receiving medications, the patient should be properly advised of ...
the experimental nature of medication therapy and to give written consent for its use
A patient has the right to ________ _________ regardless of the consequences.
refuse medications
Concerning patient rights, when receiving medications, the patient should receive what in relation to medication therapy?
supportive therapy
Concerning patient rights, when receiving medications, the patient should receive ________ _________ ________ without _________ in accordance with the six rights.
labeled medications safely without discomfort
What is the 6th Right as mentioned in class?
"The nurse should stop, think, and be vigilant when administering medications."
Concerning patient rights, when receiving medications, the patient should be informed of what?
their medication names, purpose, action, and potential undesired effects