Medication Administration: Avoiding Common Errors - Canada


Proper assessment and documentation are integral parts of a good medication administration process. These components help ensure that your residents receive the most effective medication regimen to manage their illness and pain. Furthermore, you should be aware of the most common errors made in medication administration and how to avoid these errors. This course has been designed with those objectives in mind.


Hours: 1.00


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-C2L-USS-29000C
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
Identify the most frequent errors made in medication administration
List the five rights or “R”s during a medication administration and describe why they are important
Recall additional guidelines to follow for proper and accurate medication administration
Recall how to accurately assess a resident following a medication administration
Describe how to accurately document a medication administration
Identify situations that warrant physician notification

Introduction Course Objectives The Basics of Medication Administration The Five Rights Additional Guidelines to Follow During Medication Administration Key Points to Remember

Instructor: Cheryl Dillon, RN-C, WCC
Cheryl Dillon is currently the Regional Manager/Director of Quality Assurance at ABS Management. In the past, she has assisted in the operations of multiple nursing facilities, including staffing, payroll, public health concerns, family member issues, management of consultant relationships (e.g. pharmacy, dietary, etc.), and service as intermediary between long term facilities and doctors. Her expertise also includes staff training and development, policy and procedure review and implementation, Quality Assurance initiatives, chart audits, and mock surveys. Disclosure: Cheryl Dillon, RN-C, WCC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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