The preparation and administration of oral medications is a skill that requires great care from the relevant health professional. Checking that the medication order is current and legal and that the five rights are adhered to prior to administration is essential to ensure patient is kept safe.
Sublingual medications are often prescribed to be administered on a “PRN”/“as required” basis. Ensure correct clinical indication by carefully assessing the patient and checking medication administration orders. Double check with second clinician if indicated by facility policy.