Assisting with Self-Administration of Medications: Procedure

 

The purpose of this course is to provide unlicensed personnel working in residential care, home care, and hospice with the basic information and knowledge to properly assist individuals with self-administration of their medications. The rationales for the specific methods of assisting with the self-administration of different types of medications are presented. You will learn the procedures for assisting with the self-administration of various types of medications, including those taken by mouth; put into the eye, nose, and ear; inhaled; and applied to the skin. As you progress through this course, it is critical for you to always keep in mind the importance of being aware of and following your scope of practice guidelines and organizational policies and procedures, and acknowledge the fact that practice guidelines and regulations do vary from state to state and from organization to organization.

$60.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-ASMP

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

1.0 HOURS


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services - Group Care Licensure Section (NC-DHHS)
Program Sponsor ID #032316; Approval # . This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

1.0 HOURS


North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services - Group Care Licensure Section (NC-DHHS)
Program Sponsor ID #032316; Approval # . This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1731552

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-ASMP
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Describe the general guidelines for assisting with the self-administration of different types of medications.
Identify the procedure for assisting with self-administration of oral medications.
Explain the procedure for assisting with the self-administration of medications in the eyes, ears, and nose.
Identify the procedure for assisting with the self-administration of inhaled medications.
Describe the procedure for assisting with the self-administration topical and transdermal medications.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: General Guidelines A. Before You Begin B. Additional Considerations C. After You Assist D. Review E. Summary Section 3: Oral Medications A. Procedure for Tablets and Capsules B. Crushing Medications C. Splitting Medications D. Liquid Medications E. Review F. Summary Section 4:Medications for the Eye, Ear, and Nose A. Eye Drops and Ointment B. Ear Drops C. Nasal Drops and Sprays D. Review E. Summary Section 5: Inhaled Medications A. Basic Guidelines B. Metered Dose Inhaler C. Dry Powder Inhaler D. Review E. Summary Section 6: Topical and Transdermal Medications A. Topical Medications B. Transdermal Medications C. Review D. Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.
Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993, and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Direct Care Workers; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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All courses offered by Relias Learning, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing support@relias.com