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include any event or activity that can cause a patient to receive the wrong dose, wrong drug, incorrect dosage of the drug, a drug by wrong route, or a drug given at an incorrect time.
Unit dose system is
a method in which drug orders are filled and medications are dispensed to fill each patients medication orders for a 24 hr period.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is
a nonprofit organization devoted to the study of medication error and their prevention.
recommendation that gloves and/or other protective gear be worn when touching any blood or body fluids, mucuous membranes, or any broken skin area.
Z-track technique of IM injections is
used when a drug is highly irritating to tissues or has the ability permanently to stain the skin.
places the drug into the tissues between skin and muscle.
IM injections are
given into a muscle.
Intradermal route are
usually sensitivity tests. TB
IV route is
injected into the vein.
act on the skin but are not absorbed through the skin.
Transdermal Route are
readily absorbed from the skin and provide systemic effects.
bronchodilators, mucolytics, and some anti-inflammatory drugs.