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Which action should the nurse take first in the following case?
A nurse is preparing to administer cardiac medications to two clients with the same last name. She checks the medication three times before entering the room to administer medications to the first client. While leaving the room, the nurse realizes she didn't check the client's identification before administering the medication. Which action should the nurse take first?

Which action should the nurse take first in the following case?

<br/>A nurse is preparing to administer cardiac medications to two clients with the same last name. She checks the medication three times before entering the room to administer medications to the first client. While leaving the room, the nurse realizes she didn't check the client's identification before administering the medication. Which action should the nurse take first?

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A. Return to the room, check the client s identification against the medication administration record, and complete a variance report if needed.
B. Check the second client s identification and administer the remaining medication to him.
C. Alert the charge nurse that she made a medication error.
D. Document the medication error and completion of the variance report in the client s chart and notify the physician.

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C.Mila

C.Mila

Answered May 01, 2018

Return to the room, check the client s identification against the medication administration record, and complete a variance report if needed.-rationale: the nurse should return to the room to check the clients identification against the medication administration record.

if there was an error, the nurse should then complete a variance report in accordance with facility policy and check the remaining medication before administering it to the second client. the client record shouldnt include documentation of a completed variance report. the nurse should inform the charge nurse of the error after she has confirmed that an error has been made

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Return to the room, check the client\ s identification against the medication administration record, and complete a variance report if needed.-rationale: the nurse should return to the room to check the clients identification against the medication administration record. if there was an error, the nurse should then complete a variance report in accordance with facility policy and check the remaining medication before administering it to the second client. the client record shouldnt include documentation of a completed variance report. the nurse should inform the charge nurse of the error after she has confirmed that an error has been made.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: management of carecognitive level: analysisreference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 811.
 

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