RNs should follow established guidelines to ensure safety during medicine delivery. The "eight rights" of medication administration are listed.
To mitigate injury, several safety measures are available for injected medications. Review equipment considerations such as needle size and gauge, and their appropriate uses.
There are some instances in which a nurse must draw up medications themselves. Consider safety recommendations for the use of single and multi-dose vials. Observe proper medication drawing techniques.
There are several types of injections. Consider patient preparation proper injection technique, and injection site identification.
Different types of injections have varying uses, indications, and equipment requirements. Consider the differences between intramuscular and other injection types. Learn about the Z-track injection technique and its applications.
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This program demonstrates and describes the safe administration of medication by injection: subcutaneous, intradermal, intramuscular, and into an intravenous injection port (parenteral medication administration). It identifies the landmarks used for injections, shows the use of the "Z-track" injection technique, and discusses the mandatory use of safer needle devices to prevent needlestick injuries.
Length: 25 minutes
Copyright date: ©2017
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