What are auxiliary medication labels?

Auxiliary labels are medication labels that display warnings, dietary information, instructions for administrating medicine, or cautionary details. Auxiliary labels help highlight important features or information of the medicine that patients need to keep in mind.

What does it mean to assist with self-administration of medication?

Assisting with medications is NOT giving medications, but just helping the person to take their own medicines. According to the Florida Statutes, assistance with self-administered medications means taking the medication from a previously dispensed, properly labeled container.

What is an example of assisting with medication self-administration?

For example, before giving a medication in front of another person, make sure the individual taking the medication is comfortable with this. You may need to ask visitors to leave the room or take the individual to a private location before assisting with the self-administration of medications.

How do you document medication?

The following are examples of information to include on the MAR:

  1. Month and year that the Medication Administration Record represents.
  2. Date order was given, and date and time medication was administered.
  3. Initial of the person transcribing the order.
  4. Initial of the person giving the medication.

What are the important auxiliary labels that should be placed on the preparation?

Examples of common auxiliary labels include:

  • Do not chew or crush.
  • Swallow whole.
  • Take with food or milk.
  • For rectal use only.
  • Shake well before use.
  • For external use only.
  • May cause drowsiness.
  • Protect from sunlight.

When do you use auxiliary labels?

Auxiliary labels are typically used to highlight key information about medication use or risks. If information about PGx is displayed prominently on the medication container, this may motivate patients to consult with a pharmacist and/or contact their health provider to inquire about testing.

What are the 3 checks in medication administration?

Frequency – how often a medication must be given. MAR – medication administration record. Route – how a medication is given. Time – when the medication is scheduled on the MAR.

What are the 7 rights for assisting with medication?

7 Rights Of Medication Administration

  • Medication administration.
  • Right Individual.
  • Right Medication.
  • Right Dose.
  • Right Time.
  • Right Route.
  • Right Documentation.
  • Right Response.

What is the PRN protocol?

PRN or ‘as needed’ medications are often used to provide short-term relief of mild to moderate symptoms and may be ordered for specific physical complaints or symptoms such as fever, pain, or nausea.

What are some examples of auxiliary labels used for prescription medications?

Common examples of auxiliary label warnings and instructions include:

  • “May cause drowsiness”
  • “Keep in Refrigerator”
  • “Shake well before using”
  • “Do not crush / swallow whole”

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