Medication Management for Canada: The Basics

Green Clock Hours: 1.00

The purpose of this course is to provide unregulated or unlicensed care providers, commonly abbreviated UCP, working in non-hospital care settings with the basic information and knowledge to properly assist individuals with self-administration of medications. This course describes the difference between medication administration and assisting with self-administration of medication, as well as the goals, roles, and responsibilities of UCPs. It reviews some basic terminology associated with medication use including brand versus generic name, dosage, routes, indications, contraindications, and adverse reactions. It discusses medications that are commonly encountered and common side effects. As you progress through this course, it is critical for you to keep in mind the importance of being aware of and following your scope of practice guidelines and organizational policies and procedures, and for you to acknowledge the fact that practice guidelines, legislation, and regulations vary from province to province and from organization to organization.

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide unregulated or unlicensed care providers, commonly abbreviated UCP, working in non-hospital care settings with the basic information and knowledge to properly assist individuals with self-administration of medications. This course describes the difference between medication administration and assisting with self-administration of medication, as well as the goals, roles, and responsibilities of UCPs. It reviews some basic terminology associated with medication use including brand versus generic name, dosage, routes, indications, contraindications, and adverse reactions. It discusses medications that are commonly encountered and common side effects. As you progress through this course, it is critical for you to keep in mind the importance of being aware of and following your scope of practice guidelines and organizational policies and procedures, and for you to acknowledge the fact that practice guidelines, legislation, and regulations vary from province to province and from organization to organization.

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