Rights Of Medication Administration Quiz

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Rights Of Medication Administration Quiz

When it comes to medication administration there are some rights that a patient has in this regard. Some rights can be misunderstood and this is why I have prepared the test below. It is designed to help you refresh your memory on these rights and discover if you have had them wrong all along. Why don’t you give it a shot and test yourself?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      A. Right medication

    • B. 

      B. Right patient

    • C. 

      C. Right time

    • D. 

      D. Right Route

    • E. 

      E. Right documentation

    • F. 

      F. Right time

    • G. 

      G. Right room number

    • H. 

      H. Right patient education

    • I. 

      I. Right to refuse medication

    • J. 

      J. Right assessment

    • K. 

      K. Right evaluation

  • 2. 
    A nurse is about to give a patient his/her medication. What must be done first?
    • A. 

      A. Check the patient vital signs

    • B. 

      B. Check the patient identification

    • C. 

      C. Make sure its the right patient

    • D. 

      D. Make sure the order is accurate

  • 3. 
    Who is ultimately responsible for administered medication? 
    • A. 

      A. The prescribing physician

    • B. 

      B. The resident

    • C. 

      C. The nurse who gave the medication

    • D. 

      D. The nurse practitioner

  • 4. 
     Medication should be given at the time directed.  Occasionally, this may not happen.  What is the “grace period” allowed for administering an early/late dosage?
    • A. 

      a. 15 minutes before or after a scheduled dose

    • B. 

      b. 30 minutes before or after a scheduled dose

    • C. 

      c. 60 minutes before or after a scheduled dose

    • D. 

      d. 15 minutes before or 30 minutes after a scheduled dose

  • 5. 
     Which of the following may indicate an allergic reaction?
    • A. 

      a. rash and itching

    • B. 

      b. swelling

    • C. 

      c. difficulty swallowing or shortness of breath

    • D. 

      d. all of the above

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