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10 GOLDEN RULES FOR

ADMINISTERING DRUGS SAFELY


1. ADMINISTER THE RIGHT DRUG.
2. ADMINISTER THE RIGHT DRUG
TO THE RIGHT PATIENT.
3. ADMINISTER THE RIGHT DOSE.
4. ADMINISTER THE RIGHT DRUG
BY THE RIGHT ROUTE.

5. ADMINISTER THE RIGHT DRUG


AT THE RIGHT TIME.
6. DOCUMENT EACH DRUG YOU
ADMINISTER.
7. TEACH THE PATIENT ABOUT
THE DRUGS HE IS RECEIVING.

8. TAKE A COMPLETE PATIENT DRUG


HISTORY. ( There is a risk of adverse drug
reactions when a number of drugs are taken or
when patient is taking alcohol drinks)
9. FIND OUT IF THE PATIENT HAS ANY
DRUG ALLERGIES.
10. BE AWARE OF POTENTIAL DRUGDRUG OR DRUG-FOOD INTERACTIONS.

*** TO PROTECT YOUR PATIENTS


AND YOUR LICENSE, FOLLOW
THESE GUIDELINES FOR
AVOIDING MEDICATION ERRORS.