Importance Of Errors In Providing Correct Medication

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Two of the six rights of medication administration are giving the correct medication that was ordered to the correct patient that it was ordered for. Errors occur when the nurse either misreads the order for the medication, or does not check behind themselves. Nurses must learn to take the time to look at the drugs to avoid careless mistakes. Sometimes it may be necessary to have another nurse double check the drugs. To prevent errors in providing correct medication, the nurse should always call the provider if they have a question. A nurse should identify a patient by asking them to state two of the following: their name, date of birth, and/or hospital identification number before administering the medications. To prevent errors nurses should
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