The use of medications is an essential element of treatment for many illnesses and conditions, especially those that are chronic in nature. Some medications are given routinely while others are only given on an as needed, or PRN, basis. This course discusses commonly used PRN medications along with their side effects. It also discusses the steps you should take prior to and after administering a PRN medication. Without the knowledge of how to manage PRN medications, the individuals you care for will have a decreased quality of life.
The goal of this course is to educate medication aides in post-acute care on how to manage and administer commonly used PRN medications.
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;
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: PRN Medications
Medication Administration Personnel
Assisted Living Setting
Skilled Nursing Setting
Evaluating the Situation
Section 3: PRN Order Components and Documentation
Administering PRN Medications
What to Document
Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR)
Section 4: Conclusion
Bobbi began her nursing career as a CNA in long-term care and developed a passion for working with older adults in the post-acute setting. She obtained her LPN certificate in 1997 from South Central Area Vocational Technical School in Missouri. Continuing her education, she earned her Associate Degree in Nursing in 2007 from Texas County Technical Institute in Missouri then obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2013. Bobbi has over 24 years of clinical and managerial experience in the skilled nursing industry.Disclosure: Bobbi Whittington, BSN, RN has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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