It’s a daily task for nurses. Standard, really, and yet so very far from “Nursing 101.”
Not only is administering medication an easy target for human error, but also the magnitude of repercussions can be enormous—embarrassing at best, fatal at worst. All of which is why nurses, both new and veteran alike, should always complete a checklist of seven (yes—seven) steps when administering medication.
In this week’s episode of “The Nurse Mendoza Show” on ScrubsBeat, Nurse Mendoza offers a full rundown of the seven essential steps that should be applied to the process, from double-checking vital information to educating a patient’s loved ones.
Watch the video below to hear Mendoza’s seven crucial reminders, and then share any other questions or comments you might have below!