11. In general, medications must be given one-half hour before or after the actual time specified in the orders. Many hospitals have specific policies regarding the "before/after" rule; always check your facility guidelines.
12. It is important to consider drug-drug and drug-food interactions. Many drugs interfere with absorption of other drugs when given simultaneously.
13. Appropriate spacing of doses, bioavailability, and the need for consistent dosing around the clock, also needs to be considered to ensure efficacy of the medication.
25. Many nurses float between units, work part-time or work in ambulatory settings where large numbers of patients are in and out during the day. These situations increase the probability of giving medication to the wrong patient.
26. 5210175120650 Check every patient's ID bracelet prior to giving a medication. Always confirm the patient's name, age and allergies, and ask the patient to state his name. REFERENCES:<br />Five Rights of Medication Safety: Avoid Serious Errors by Observing These Tips<br />http://www.elch.org/Education/Mederrors-selfstudy.doc<br />Done by:Shatha Jamal Al-MushaytUN: 427200465<br />