NANDA Nursing

Administering a Vaginal Suppository

Administering a Vaginal Suppository




Equipments:
  • Medication Administration Record (MAR)
  • Prescribed vaginal suppository
  • Disposable applicator
  • Non-sterile gloves
  • Water soluble lubricant
  • Tissue

Nursing Actions:
  1. Identify any allergies or medical condition that contraindicate the use of drug
  2. Obtain necessary equipment
  3. Check the written order on MAR
  4. Wash hands
  5. Follow the five rights of medication administration
  6. Instruct patient to void
  7. Place patient in a dorsal recumbent position with knees flexed and hips rotated laterally on in a Sims’ position if the patient cannot maintain the dorsal recumbent position