Medication Management for Canada: Guidelines

Green Clock Hours: 1.00

The ability to self-administer medications and perform activities of daily living is important to many people in maintaining their independence. The purpose of this course is to provide unlicensed personnel working in non-hospital care settings with basic information and knowledge to properly assist individuals with medication self-administration. You will learn the basic rules to follow and precautions to take, as well as the rights of medication administration as they pertain to assisting with the self-administration of medication. You will explore the various forms of medications and the corresponding routes that are used for each form. Finally, you will encounter special instructions for documentation and proper storage, security, and disposal of medications. Being aware of each of these basic guidelines will help you organize your thoughts as a healthcare professional and put appropriate and effective interventions into practice. Remember that 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 client (Sorrentinao, Remmert, & Wilk, 2018). Provincial or territorial legislation, your organization’s policies and procedures, and your training and education will determine your role in assisting with medications.

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Course Description

The ability to self-administer medications and perform activities of daily living is important to many people in maintaining their independence. The purpose of this course is to provide unlicensed personnel working in non-hospital care settings with basic information and knowledge to properly assist individuals with medication self-administration. You will learn the basic rules to follow and precautions to take, as well as the rights of medication administration as they pertain to assisting with the self-administration of medication. You will explore the various forms of medications and the corresponding routes that are used for each form. Finally, you will encounter special instructions for documentation and proper storage, security, and disposal of medications. Being aware of each of these basic guidelines will help you organize your thoughts as a healthcare professional and put appropriate and effective interventions into practice. Remember that 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 client (Sorrentinao, Remmert, & Wilk, 2018). Provincial or territorial legislation, your organization’s policies and procedures, and your training and education will determine your role in assisting with medications.

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