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MACE Exam Cram: Medication Aide Certification Exam by Marty Walker, Linda Whitenton

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Chapter Five. Administering Medication Safely

Medical Term Hot List

Aspiration

Blood-borne pathogen

CDC

Hand hygiene

Hallucinations

HBV

OSHA

Medical asepsis

Medicine cup

Medicine dropper

Pathogen

PPE

Soufflé cup

Standard precautions

Syringe

Introduction

Key considerations for safe administration of medications in this chapter include a review of medical asepsis, safety standards, safety checks involved in administering medications, and the six rights of medication administration.

Set Up for Medication Administration

The following are guidelines for safe preparation of medicines:

Assuring Accuracy of Medications

• Check the ordered drug on the Medication Administration Record (MAR) or Kardex with the drug label, ...

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