Interdisciplinary Nursing Role

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The nurse plays an important role as part of the interdisciplinary team. The nurse is an educator, skilled care giver, and advocate when it comes to medication administration. Patient safety is the epitome of the nurse’s responsibilities and safety can be demonstrated throughout the different nursing roles.
As an educator nurses first must determine whether or not the patient or caregiver is capable of safe medication administration. Evaluation and assessment of the patient or responsible caregiver’s ability to perform medication administration is an essential task of the nurse. Once it has been established that the patient or caregiver is capable of medication administration it is the nurse’s responsibility to educate on general medication
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