• Medication Administration - Oral Administration


  • The ability to effectively and safely administer oral medication.


  • 1. Identifies Indication (2.5,4.2,9.5)

  • 2. Verifies the validity of the medication order (1.1,1.2,1.3,2.5)

  • 3. Performs hand hygiene (7.1,9.5)

  • 4. Abides by the general concepts of working with therapeutic substances
    when administering medications (1.1,1.2,1.3,2.1,2.5,4.2,3.2,5.1,5.2)

  • 5. Gathers equipment (7.1,7.3)
    - medication sheet
    - medication trolley
    - fresh water and glass

  • 6. Demonstrates therapeutic interaction with patient, e.g. gives patient a
    clear explanation of procedure, discusses adverse effects of the medication(2.1,2.3,9.1,9.2)

  • 7. Demonstrates problem solving abilities , e.g. positions patient, obtains
    appropriate form of medication, assesse patient if warranted (7.1,7.2,7.3,6.1,8.2)

  • 8. Uses the six 'rights' to administer medication (1.1,1.2,1.3.,2.1,2.5,3.2,4.2,5.1,5.2,9)

  • 9. Prepares the medication (7.1,9.5)

  • 10. Assists the patient to take the medication (7.1,9.5)

  • 11. Cleans, replaces and disposes of equipment appropriately (9.5,10.1)

  • 12. Documents relevant information (1.1,1.2,1.3,2.6,9.2,10.2)

  • 13. Demonstrates ability to link theory to practice (3.2,4.1,4..2)




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