Administering medication to a patient can be tricky and outright dangerous unless special precautions are followed to assure that the patient receives the right drug, given at the right time, using the right route.

In this chapter you'll learn the proper way to administer medication and how to avoid common errors that frequently result in improper medication administration that harms the patient. You'll also learn how to assess the patient to determine if the patient experiences the therapeutic effect of the medication.

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