Medication Management for Canada: Medication Orders

Medication Management for Canada: Medication Orders 

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).

$15.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-CAN-0-MMCMO

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (0 Match)

Course Details

Course Code: REL-CAN-0-MMCMO
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Describe different types of medications and medication orders.
Recognize a medication order that requires judgment or discretion and respond appropriately.
Explain the components of a medication label.
Implement various types of special instructions found in medication orders.
Detect missing or incorrect information on medication labels and orders and respond appropriately.
Recognize the normal components and parameters for medication orders and seek clarification as needed.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Medications A. Types of Medications B. Over-the-Counter Medications C. Prescription Medications D. Controlled Medications E. Review F. Summary Section 3: Types and Components of Medication Orders A. Definition B. Routine Orders C. PRN Orders D. Meet Ester E. Abbreviations F. Review G. Summary Section 4: Components of Medication Labels A. Medication Labels B. Let's Practice C. Special Instructions D. Review E. Summary Section 5: Clarification, Judgment, and Discretion A. Thinking it Through B. Clarification C. Additional Recommendations D. Judgment and Discretion E. Mrs. Quimby F. Ranges G. Minimal Directions H. Review I. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Helen T. Russell, R.N., BHSc(N)
Helen has an extensive career history in both home health and long term care administration and education. Currently she provides general administration, clinical nursing, and operational consultative services to administration and staff in long term care facilities as well as policy and procedure review and development and learning and development program review and development. She works with local community health organizations to deliver the Stanford University curriculum in Pain Self-Management and in Living a Health Life with Chronic Conditions. In addition, she works with private clients facilitating their process in navigating the home care and long term care admission processes. Disclosure: Helen T. Russell, R.N., BHSc(N) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Intermediate level Direct Care Workers; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.