The importance of drug administration safety and some of the key legislation factors


Intravenous literature: Alexis, O. and Caldwell, J. (2013) Administration of medicines – the nurse role in ensuring patient safety. British Journal of Nursing. 22(1), p.32-35.


This article explores the importance of drug administration and some of the key legislation that relates to it. It focuses on the accountability and responsibility of qualified nurse and student nurses. The author also draws on the notion of informed consent and what that means in the health care setting. The article concludes by highlighting the importance of the safe administration of medicines to patients.

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