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6 Rights of Medication Administration
Check for Allergies
Assess the Patient
Needle Sizes and Uses
Adjust Size Based on Height/Weight
3/8 or 5/8 inch
Transdermal Medication Administration
Patch or Disc
Directly on Skin of Arms, Chest, Upper Back
Avoids First Pass Metabolism
Sustained Administration of Medication
Clean Skin After Removal
Rotate Sites of Patches
Apply to Dry Skin
Avoid Shaved Skin
Nitro Effects Lost After 24 Hours
Eye Medication Administration
Supine with Neck Hyperextended
Wash Away Crusts
Cotton Ball on Cheekbone
For Ophthalmic Drops
Instill Drops into Conjunctival Sac
Repeat if Missed or Patient Blinks
5 Minutes Before 2nd Medication
For Ophthalmic Ointment
Thin Stream Along Inner Edge
Inner Canthus to Outer Canthus
Intramuscular Medication (IM) Administration
Injury to Nerves, Bone, and Blood Vessels
Selection of Needle Length
Aseptic Technique for Drawing Up
90 Degree Angle
Max Amount (2-5 mL Adult, 1 mL Child)
Techniques to Reduce Pain
Routes of Administration Part One
Topical or Mucous Membrane Administration
Routes of Administration Part Two (Parenteral)
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