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Medication Errors That Can Occur During Administering The Drug

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Watch the below to learn more about medication errors that can occur during administering the drug and learn how errors can occur during drug administration.

 

Learn More:

Medication Errors That Can Occur During Documentation

Medication Errors That Can Occur During Transcription

Medication Errors That Can Occur During Prescribing and Writing Orders

 

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0:00 Intro
0:32 Medication Errors That Can Occur During Administering The Drug: Drug Administration Errors 
1:13 Misreading Medication Labels

After the proper ordering and documentation and transcription and dispensing of a medication, it’s time for the patient or the caregiver to actually administer or give the medication, or take the medication. What could go wrong?

0:32 Medication Errors That Can Occur During Administering The Drug:  Drug Administration Errors

Depending on a person’s health status, age, their visual capacity, an individual may or may not properly administer medication to themselves or have a caregiver properly administer the medication to the patient. If you can’t read or you misread what’s on the label, the patient may take too much of the medication be given too much of the medication, or too little of the medication, as the case may be.

1:13 Misreading Medication Labels

If the patient or the caregiver doesn’t understand what the label on the medication container says about how to administer the medication, the medication may not be given in the proper way. If the patient or the caregiver doesn’t have an appreciation of the dose, sometimes there are abbreviations on the labels of medications, and if there’s a misunderstanding about the terminology or the meaning of abbreviations or other terms on the label of a medication container, we have the possibility that, even if they take the right dose, they may not take the correct number of doses, for example, in a 24-hour period, increasing the risk of what is known in our business as the overdose.

And again, if you want to understand one more aspect, a major aspect of the prescription process, we have one more video for you that talks about how all of this process should be appropriately monitored.    

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