Jason B.

asked • 09/20/15

What role can a nurse play in ensuring that a correct dose of medication is administered to a patient?

The medication administration process starts with a health care provider (medical doctor, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner) who examines a patient, makes a diagnosis, and then writes the order for a medication. A pharmacist then dispenses the medication and it is a nurse who usually administers the medication. As such, most medication errors occur as a result of a breakdown in the system. What role can a nurse play in ensuring that a correct dose of medication is administered to a patient?

Nunu G.

“five rights”: the right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route, and the right time, and your critical thinking as well.
Report

09/24/15

1 Expert Answer

By:

Maureen M. answered • 09/24/15

Tutor
4.3 (4)

You WILL Succeed!!

Still looking for help? Get the right answer, fast.

Ask a question for free

Get a free answer to a quick problem.
Most questions answered within 4 hours.

OR

Find an Online Tutor Now

Choose an expert and meet online. No packages or subscriptions, pay only for the time you need.