Administration of Eye Drops
When administering a medication it is imperative that the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) standards have been adhered to, as well as the institutions Policy and Procedures. Prior to administration the person must be aware of “why the client requires the medication” this information has/is recorded accurately from the client’s medication history throughout the episode of care.
- The nurse must also be aware of the institutions policy on; prescribing, dispensing, administrating, storing, manufacturing, compounding and monitoring of medicines. The client’s medication history is to be stated at each handover from shift to shift. The nurse also must inform the client about their options, risks and responsibility pertaining to their medication plan.
The delegated person who prepares/dispenses the medication must administer the medication to the individual and sign the medication record of administration/delivery, and to document in the progress note.
It is important you have knowledge of aseptic technique outlined in the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare in 2010.
Identifying and protecting Key-Parts and/or Key-Sites from pathogenic microorganisms. During clinical procedures this is achieved by a range of methods including non touch technique, aseptic field management, basic infection precautions. as defined in ANTT.