Adequate, up-to-date information about all medications to be administered, including purpose, potential, side effects, cautions, and contraindications, and possible interactions.
Wisdom, and judgement to accurately assess the patient's needs for medications, to evaluate the response to medications, and to plan appropriate interventions as indicated.
Skill in delivery for the medications accurately, in the best interests of the patient, and with adequate documentation.
Patient education to provide the necessary information to the patient and family about why, how and when medications are to be administered and potential side effects and precautions with administeration by the layperson.
Responsibilities of the health care provider