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Assisting with Self-Administration of Medications: Florida Laws
Assisting with Self-Administration of Medications: Florida Laws

The purpose of this course is to provide unlicensed personnel working in Florida assisted living facilities with basic information and knowledge needed to properly assist individuals with self-administration of their medications. This course describes the difference between medication administration and assisting with self-administration of medication, as well as the goals, roles, and responsibilities of unlicensed personnel in medication assistance. It reviews some basic terminology associated with medication use including brand vs. generic name, dosage, routes, indications, contraindications, and adverse reactions. It discusses medication classes that are commonly encountered and the common side effects. As you progress through this course, it is critical for you to always keep in mind the importance of being aware of and following Florida regulations and law, as well as your scope of practice guidelines and organizational policies and procedures.

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