Master the rights of medication administration with two easy mnemonics. You'll need this for medical school and to remember all the important steps of giving medications while on the job. What are the Rights of Medication Administration? Before we get into the two mnemonics, it's important that you understand what they are. The rights of medication administration are the six things you need to remember before you give a patient any medication. Every single one is just as important as … [Read more...] about 6 Rights of Medication Administration Mnemonic
When I was in the hospital one thing I noticed nearly all the nurses doing was scrambling to ensure they delivered all medications "on time." They also seemed terrified to even dream of pulling a PRN medication even a minute early from the accudose. This was one of the many examples I noticed of the nurses robotic behavior and the inability to thing for themselves and make decisions unique to my care. The scripts just don't allow for that, apparently. This really confuses me. In my years of … [Read more...] about Is Medication Timing More Important Than Good Patient Care?
Nursing Interruptions are a frustrating part of patient care. They can impact safety and cause stress for both caregivers and patients alike. This post, PART I: Interruption Awareness is More Complicated than Meets the Eye, examines interruptions for nurses and shares additional information and strategies on how to address them. Guest Blogger: Beth Boynton, RN, MS Like many change efforts, the first motivation for doing something different involves a sense that something isn’t working. … [Read more...] about Nursing Interruptions and Interruption Awareness in Nursing Practice