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What is the 3 way checks of medication administration?

What is the 3 way checks of medication administration?

WHAT ARE THE THREE CHECKS? Checking the: – Name of the person; – Strength and dosage; and – Frequency against the: Medical order; • MAR; AND • Medication container.

What should you check after administering medication?

Confirm that the patient can take or receive the medication by the ordered route….

  1. Check the frequency of the ordered medication.
  2. Double-check that you are giving the ordered dose at the correct time.
  3. Confirm when the last dose was given.

What details must be recorded on a MAR chart?

The MAR chart is clear, indelible, permanent and contains product name, strength, dose frequency, quantity, and any additional information required.

What are the main 5 points we check before administering medication?

One of the recommendations to reduce medication errors and harm is to use the “five rights”: the right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route, and the right time.

What four things must you check prior to administering medication?

Medication Procedure

  • Be in its original container.
  • Have a clear readable and original label.
  • Have the child’s name clearly on the label.
  • Have any instructions attached.
  • Have verbal or written instructions provided by the child’s registered medical practioner.

What information should you find on the Mar?

MAR charts must be clear, accurate and up to date. A MAR chart should contain the following information: Patient details: -Full name, date of birth and weight (if child or frail elderly) and include known allergies and type of reaction experienced.

What are the 3 Mar checks?

Check the MAR with the medication label and verbalize:

  • Right patient – verbalize who the patient is.
  • Right medication.
  • Right dose.
  • Right route.
  • Right time/frequency.
  • Right reason.
  • Right documentation.
  • Right response.

What are the 5 rights and 3 checks of medication administration?

These five rights refer to the right patient, right medication, right dose, right route, and right time. It is important that these are followed and checked during the process of administering medications to prevent harm and maintain patient safety.

What is the criteria for handwriting a MAR chart?

What does N mean on a MAR chart?

A full explanation of why medication was not given must be written on the back of the MAR sheet. N = “When required” (p.r.n.) medication offered according to doctor’s instructions but not required – this medication must be available to the child/young person but should NOT be routinely offered at every drug round.