This course introduces the learner to the basics of medication management. The difference between medication administration and assistance with medication administration is reviewed. The older adult’s rights, challenges, and expectations regarding medication support are presented. Finally, this course presents the proper methods of medication management to ensure safety.
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.
Approved for Oregon In-Home Care Medication Training for Oregon Health Authority as a qualified entity.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Medication Management Overview
Importance of Medication Management
Medication Management Challenges
Multiple Disease Processes and Polypharmacy
Diverse Cultural Beliefs
Lack of Compliance
How to Manage Challenges
Section 3: Safe Medication Assistance
Self-Administration with Assistance
Rights of Medication Administration
Right Time and Frequency
Other Rights of Medication Administration
Right to Refuse
Section 4: Medication Assistance Delivery Overview
Before You Begin with Medication Assistance
Topical and Transdermal Medications
Nasal Sprays, Pumps, or Drops
Completion of the Medication Assistance Process
Section 5: Conclusion
Tameka N. Warren, MSN, RN, CLC, earned her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from Indiana University School of Nursing at IUPUI, and her Associate of Science in Nursing from Ivy Tech College. She has over 17 years of nursing experience in public health, regulation, home health, leadership, education, maternal child community health, and long-term care environments. Tameka has served as a leader and expert in home healthcare practices, quality improvement, and education as a community health nurse and a Public Health Nurse Surveyor (Home Health & Hospice) certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS. She has served as a maternal and infant mortality advocate in managing home visiting services, supporting legislation to improve maternal child care in diverse communities, and as an ALPP Certified Lactation Counselor. She has also served as an Adjunct Clinical Professor to further awareness about the importance of community health nursing. Tameka’s passion is to serve the most vulnerable populations affected by health disparities and to inspire a new generation of nurses to do the same successfully.Disclosure: Tameka N. Warren, MSN, RN, CLC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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