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Medication Administration

Cross CheckĀ©

Provider 1

  • Giving and/or Preparing
    • Request:
      • "Medication Check"

Provider 2

  • Verifying
    • "Ready"

 

Provider 1

  • "I am going to give..."
    • Drug name
    • Dose in weight
    • Route
    • Rate
    • Reason/Indication

 

Provider 2

  • if concurrence on all 5, ask
    • "Are there contraindications?"

 

Provider 1

  • State and discuss relative contraindications.
  • If none, state: "No contraindications"

 

Provider 2

  • if concurrence, ask:
    • "What is your volume?" or "quantity" for pills/tablets

 

Provider  1

  • State volume in mL
  • State concentration
  • Show container

 

Provider 2

  • Only if positive identification and agreement on all, state:
    • "I agree; give it"

 

Adapted with permission from Wichita-Sedgwick County EMS Systems