Medication Management for Canada: Procedure

Green Clock Hours: 1.00

The purpose of this course is to provide unregulated or unlicensed care providers, commonly called UCPs, working in non-hospital settings with the basic information and knowledge to properly assist individuals with self-administration of their medications. The rationales for the specific methods of assisting with an individual’s self-administration of different types of medications are presented. You will learn the procedures for assisting with the self-administration of various types of medications, including those taken by mouth; put into the eye, nose, and ear; inhaled; and applied to the skin. The roles and responsibilities of a UCP can vary greatly from setting to setting and the directions given in this module are written with the intent that the UCP is assisting an individual with taking of their medication. In some settings, it will be the UCP who actually performs all the steps noted for the individual to complete in this module. Medication self-administration by UCPs is an individual-specific procedure and the UCP must receive training, directions, and supervision by the licensed or regulated care provider for each individual for whom they are providing this procedure. (Hamilton, 2009; Sorrentino, Remmert, Wilk, 2018). As you progress through this course, it is critical for you to always keep in mind the importance of being aware of and following: your scope of practice guidelines and organizational policies and procedures, and acknowledge the fact that practice guidelines and regulations do vary from province to province and from organization to organization. Where the words province and provincial are used, these are also taken to include territory and territorial.

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The purpose of this course is to provide unregulated or unlicensed care providers, commonly called UCPs, working in non-hospital settings with the basic information and knowledge to properly assist individuals with self-administration of their medications. The rationales for the specific methods of assisting with an individual’s self-administration of different types of medications are presented. You will learn the procedures for assisting with the self-administration of various types of medications, including those taken by mouth; put into the eye, nose, and ear; inhaled; and applied to the skin. The roles and responsibilities of a UCP can vary greatly from setting to setting and the directions given in this module are written with the intent that the UCP is assisting an individual with taking of their medication. In some settings, it will be the UCP who actually performs all the steps noted for the individual to complete in this module. Medication self-administration by UCPs is an individual-specific procedure and the UCP must receive training, directions, and supervision by the licensed or regulated care provider for each individual for whom they are providing this procedure. (Hamilton, 2009; Sorrentino, Remmert, Wilk, 2018). As you progress through this course, it is critical for you to always keep in mind the importance of being aware of and following: your scope of practice guidelines and organizational policies and procedures, and acknowledge the fact that practice guidelines and regulations do vary from province to province and from organization to organization. Where the words province and provincial are used, these are also taken to include territory and territorial.

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