Approximately 40% of older adults in the U.S. take five or more medications every day (Resnick et al., 2018). Keeping track of multiple medications can become difficult and often results in harmful mistakes. The Federal Drug Administration or FDA (2019) receives more than 100,000 reports of medication errors each year. You are in a position to help those in your care best manage their conditions by knowing how to prevent medication errors. This course discusses how to safely administer 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 2: The Medication Management Process
Right Documentation: The Sixth Right
Understanding Medication Orders
Getting Familiar with Medication Packaging
Section 3: Safe Medication Administration
Medication Administration Safety and Best Practices
Administering Oral Medications
Administering Topical Medications
Administering Nasal Drops or Sprays
Annette Brownlee, BSN, RN is an SME Writer for the Post-Acute Care team. She has a Bachelor of Arts in advertising from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Northern Colorado. Annette has worked in skilled nursing and home health. Her most recent experience includes being a Staff Development Coordinator and Infection Preventionist.Disclosure: Annette Brownlee BSN, RN has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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