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

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Chapter Six. Medication Administration Procedures and Techniques

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Pre-Administration Procedures

The following are steps to take to administer medications safely.

Identifying Client

As reviewed in Chapter 5, “Administering Medication Safely,” it is imperative that you use identifiers to accurately name the client who is to receive medication. Each time you give a drug, ask each client to state his or her name. Avoid asking, “Are you Mrs. Jones?” The client might be confused or not ...

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