Check each medication order against the doctor's order.
(2) Prepare the medications (check labels, accurately calculate dosages,
observe proper asepsis techniques with needles and syringes).
(3) Check the patient's identification wristband to ensure positive identification
before administering medications.
(4) Administer the medications. Offer each drug separately if administering
more than one drug at the same time.
(5) Remain with the patient and see that the medication is taken. Never leave
medications at the bedside for the patient to take later.
Document the medications given as soon as possible.
f. Administer IV fluids as ordered. Maintain and monitor all IV sites. Follow SOP
for infection control.
g. Participate with the health team in the patient's nutrition therapy.
h. Apply all nursing implications related to the patient diets (serving, recording
intake, and food tolerance).
i. Coordinate with team leader for "take-home" wound care supplies and
prescriptions for self-administration.
j. Prepare the patient and the family for disposition (transfer, return to duty,
discharge). Supply the patient or family member with written instructions for:
Making outpatient appointments.
An emergency, including the phone numbers for doctors and/or clinics.
k. Document the patient's disposition in the nurse's notes in accordance with unit