Medication Management for Canada: Guidelines

Medication Management for Canada: Guidelines 

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.

$15.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-CAN-0-MMCG

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-CAN-0-MMCG
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
• Explain the basic rules for assisting individuals with the self-administration of medications.
• Identify precautions to take when assisting with the self-administration of medications.
• List the 5 rights of medication administration.
• Describe the various forms of medications and the routes for each form.
• Demonstrate proper documentation practices when assisting with the self-administration of medications.
• Recognize the appropriate methods for storing, securing, and disposing of medications.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Rules and Precautions A. Assisting with the Self-Administration of Medications B. Back to the Basics C. Abilities D. When You Assist E. Other Considerations F. Precautions G. Review H. Summary Section 3:The 5 Rights A. Medication Rights B. Right Individual C. Right Time D. Right Medication E. Right Amount F. Right Route G. Review H. Summary Section 4: Medication Forms, Routes, and Documentation A. Medications 101 B. Review C. Documentation D. Special Circumstances E. Review F. Summary Section 5: Storage, Security, and Disposal A. Storing Medications B. Storage in Individuals' Rooms C. Storage in a Central Location D. Security E. Review F. Medication Disposal G. Guidelines H. Review I. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. References D. Congratulations!

Expert Reviewer: 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.
Instructor: 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.
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