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6 Rights to Medication Administration





6 RIGHTS TO MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION NCLEX QUIZ QUESTIONS

 

Question 1: Which of the following is most likely a characteristic of the 6 rights of medication administration that involves comparing the strength, type, & concentration of medication to the order?

  1. Right Medication
  2. Right Time
  3. Right Person
  4. Right Route

 

Question 2: Which of the following is most likely a characteristic of the 6 rights of medication administration that involves comparing the amount of medication to the MAR?

  1. Right Medication
  2. Right Dose
  3. Right Person
  4. Right Route

 

 

Question 3: Which of the following should you consider initially prior to medication administration?

  1. Check for religious beliefs
  2. Adjustment of medication dosage if necessary
  3. Check for medication allergies
  4. Allow patient to take own medications

 

Question 4: Which of the following is most likely a characteristic of the 6 rights of medication administration that involves proper written communication & reports?

  1. Right Medication
  2. Right Dose
  3. Right Person
  4. Right Documentation

 

Question 5: Which of the following is most likely a characteristic of the 6 rights of medication administration that involves verifying the name on the patient’s armband prior to administration of any medication?

  1. Right Medication
  2. Right Dose
  3. Right Person
  4. Right Documentation

 

Question 6: A provider writes an order that states, “hydromorphone 1 mL IV PRN.” Which of the following characteristics of the order will cause a medication error?

  1. Hydromorphone is a medication not frequently given in the hospital
  2. Provider order has omitted the PRN reason and frequency
  3. Hydromorphone should be given orally
  4. Order states PRN instead of BID

 

Question 7: The nurse is about to provide a medication to a patient that he or she has never given before. What is the most appropriate action for the nurse to take prior to administration?

  1. Contact the provider to discuss the medication
  2. Break the medication in half and see how the patient tolerates the medication before giving the second half
  3. Refuse to provide the medication to the patient until education is provided by leadership
  4. Read about the medication in a reference medication guide prior to administration




 

6 RIGHTS TO MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION NCLEX QUIZ ANSWERS

 

Question 1: Which of the following is most likely a characteristic of the 6 rights of medication administration that involves comparing the strength, type, & concentration of medication to the order?

  1. Right Medication
  2. Right Time
  3. Right Person
  4. Right Route

 

Question 2: Which of the following is most likely a characteristic of the 6 rights of mediation administration that involves comparing the amount of medication to the MAR?

  1. Right Medication
  2. Right Dose
  3. Right Person
  4. Right Route

 

Question 3: Which of the following should you consider initially prior to medication administration?

  1. Check for religious beliefs
  2. Adjustment of medication dosage if necessary
  3. Check for medication allergies
  4. Allow patient to take own medications

 

Question 4: Which of the following is most likely a characteristic of the 6 rights of medication administration that involves proper written communication & reports?

  1. Right Medication
  2. Right Dose
  3. Right Person
  4. Right Documentation

 

Question 5: Which of the following is most likely a characteristic of the 6 rights of medication administration that involves verifying the name on the patient’s armband prior to administration of any medication?

  1. Right Medication
  2. Right Dose
  3. Right Person
  4. Right Documentation

 

Question 6: A provider writes an order that states, “hydromorphone 1 mL IV PRN.” Which of the following characteristics of the order will cause a medication error?

  1. Hydromorphone is a medication not frequently given in the hospital
  2. Provider order has omitted the PRN reason and frequency
  3. Hydromorphone should be given orally
  4. Order states PRN instead of BID

This order is incomplete because it omits the PRN reason and frequency of medication administration. The nurse should contact the provider to clarify the order.

 

Question 7: The nurse is about to provide a medication to a patient that he or she has never given before. What is the most appropriate action for the nurse to take prior to administration?

  1. Contact the provider to discuss the medication
  2. Break the medication in half and see how the patient tolerates the medication before giving the second half
  3. Refuse to provide the medication to the patient until education is provided by leadership
  4. Read about the medication in a reference medication guide prior to administration

When the nurse is not familiar with a medication it is appropriate to refer to a reference medication guide for medication knowledge on administration.