The purpose of this course is to teach the basics of documenting medication administration and assisting with medication administration. This course will help you clarify your role in medication administration best practices and learn how to use the most common types of medication records appropriately. The goal of this educational program is to provide medication aides in residential care settings with guidelines for documenting medication administration.
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.
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: CO2134925
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Medication Records
Medication Documentation Overview
Written Resident Records
Electronic Health Record
Medication Administration Record (MAR) Components
Section 3: Documenting Medications
Be Clear and Concise
Refusal to Take Medications
Correct Errors Promptly
Medication Dosing Errors
Section 4: Best Practices
A Brief Word About Abbreviations
Guidelines for Documentation
The Rights of Medication Administration
Communicating Your Concerns
Important Questions to Ask
Medication Donation and Destruction
Section 5: Conclusion
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She 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. 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, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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