Medication Management for Canada: Medication Orders

Green Clock Hours: 1.00

The purpose of this course is to provide unregulated or unlicensed personnel working in non-hospital care settings or facilities with the basic information and knowledge to properly assist individuals with self-administration of their medications. The different types of medications and medication orders are presented, and you will learn to recognize a medication order that requires judgment or discretion and respond appropriately. You will discover the components of a medication label, as well as detect when information is missing or incorrect on the label and in a medication order. Finally, you will observe various special instructions often found in medication orders and the normal parameters or ranges for medication orders. Assisting with medications must be specifically part of your job description and within your scope of practice in your province. Depending on your province, a registered nurse, a licensed or registered practical nurse, or a registered psychiatric nurse must teach an unregulated or unlicensed care provider, or UCP, how to perform this task for each individual. Provincial or territorial legislation, your organization’s policies and procedures, and your training and education will determine your role in assisting with medications (Sorrentinao, Remmert, & Wilk, 2018).

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide unregulated or unlicensed personnel working in non-hospital care settings or facilities with the basic information and knowledge to properly assist individuals with self-administration of their medications. The different types of medications and medication orders are presented, and you will learn to recognize a medication order that requires judgment or discretion and respond appropriately. You will discover the components of a medication label, as well as detect when information is missing or incorrect on the label and in a medication order. Finally, you will observe various special instructions often found in medication orders and the normal parameters or ranges for medication orders. Assisting with medications must be specifically part of your job description and within your scope of practice in your province. Depending on your province, a registered nurse, a licensed or registered practical nurse, or a registered psychiatric nurse must teach an unregulated or unlicensed care provider, or UCP, how to perform this task for each individual. Provincial or territorial legislation, your organization’s policies and procedures, and your training and education will determine your role in assisting with medications (Sorrentinao, Remmert, & Wilk, 2018).

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