Medication Management for Canada: Procedure

Medication Management for Canada: Procedure 

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.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-CAN-0-MMCP

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-CAN-0-MMCP
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
• Describe the general guidelines for assisting with the self-administration of different types of medications.
• Identify the procedure for assisting with self-administration of oral medications.
• Explain the procedure for assisting with the self-administration of medications in the eyes, ears, and nose.
• Identify the procedure for assisting with the self-administration of inhaled medications.
• Describe the procedure for assisting with the self-administration of topical and transdermal medications.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: General Guidelines A. Types of Assistance B. Before You Begin C. Additional Considerations D. After You Assist E. Review F. Summary Section 3: Oral Medication A. Procedure for Tablets and Capsules B. Crushing Medications C. Splitting Medications D. Liquid Medications E. Review F. Summary Section 4: Medications for the Eye, Ear, and Nose A. Eye Drops and Ointment B. Ear Drops C. Nasal Drops and Sprays D. Review E. Summary Section 5: Inhaled Medications A. Basic Guidelines B. Metered Dose Inhaler C. Dry Powder Inhaler D. Nebulizer E. Review F. Summary Section 6: Topical and Transdermal Medications A. Topical Medications B. Transdermal Medications C. Review D. Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resource D. References E. Congratulations!

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.
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.
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