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Administer Oral Medication Expert

Subject: Career Exploration

Administering oral medication is a vital skill for medical assistants, involving the accurate and safe delivery of medication to patients through the oral route. This module equips medical assisting students with the knowledge and skills needed to administer oral medication, ensuring correct dosages, patient safety, and adherence to healthcare regulations.

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Subject: Career Exploration

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Administering oral medication is a vital skill for medical assistants, involving the accurate and safe delivery of medication to patients through the oral route. This module equips medical assisting students with the knowledge and skills needed to administer oral medication, ensuring correct dosages, patient safety, and adherence to healthcare regulations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the patient's medical history and current medications to ensure safe administration, avoiding potential interactions or contraindications.
  2. Confirm the medication order, including the correct patient, medication, dosage, route, and time (the "five rights" of medication administration).
  3. Demonstrate the correct technique for preparing and administering oral medications, such as tablets, capsules, and liquids.
  4. Ensure proper patient positioning to facilitate swallowing and prevent choking or aspiration.
  5. Communicate effectively with the patient, explaining the purpose and potential side effects of the medication and addressing any concerns.
  6. Obtain informed consent before administering medication and ensure the patient takes the medication correctly.
  7. Monitor the patient for adverse reactions or side effects following medication administration.
  8. Provide the patient with instructions for post-administration care, such as dietary restrictions or activities to avoid.
  9. Accurately document the medication administered in the patient's medical record, noting the time, dosage, and any patient reactions.
  10. Ensure compliance with healthcare regulations and facility protocols regarding medication administration.
  11. Follow standard infection control practices, including hand hygiene before and after medication administration.
  12. Safely handle and dispose of medication packaging and any other materials used during the process.
Administer Oral Medication Expert