Medication Administration in Corrections Part 1

Medication Administration in Corrections Part 1 

This course is the first of a two-part series of courses designed for correctional staff who administer medication. As a staff member who administers medication, you are likely to have concerns regarding potential errors that could occur along the way, causing unforeseen mishaps. Administering medication in the correctional setting is not only a great responsibility to undertake, but it is also a key part of the facility’s smooth functioning. After you have completed this course, you will be able to target the key competencies that correctional employees need in order to safely store, administer, monitor and document medications in a correctional setting. Interactive exercises and vignettes will give you the chance to apply the new information you gain from this course. The more you know about the collaborative efforts of all those involved in medication administration, the better equipped you will be to perform your own role within the corrections system.


Hours: 2.75


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Course Details

Course Code: EL-MAC1-CORR-0
Hours: 2.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe the role that a physician, a consultant pharmacist, a licensed nurse and a correctional staff member play in a medication treatment program.
Utilize the principles of safety and security measures in a correctional setting.
Define the special issues and procedures in medication administration.

Section 1: Introduction A. About this Course B. Objectives Section 2: General Information A. Assessing Inmate Robert B. Why Have a Course in Medication Administration? C. What do I need to Know about Medication Administrations? D. The Medication Process as a Teaching Tool E. The Best Possible Health F. Let’s Review Section 3: Staff Responsibility A. Your Responsibility B. Who Does What? C. The Nurse’s Role D. The Medication Cycle: A Four-Stage Process E. The Medication Cycle: A Contributory Process F. Know and Observe Effects of Medication Administration G. Observation H. Senses I. “Normal” Appearance J. Prescription/Non-prescription Medication K. Administering Prescription/Non-Prescription Medication L. Proper Storage and Handling of Medication in the Correctional Facility M. Medication Verification N. References and Sources of Information to Verify Medication O. Let’s Review P. Summary Section 4: Adhering to Laws and Facility Policies A. Adhering to Laws and Facility Policies B. Federal and State Law C. Major Features of the Fede3ral Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention D. State Law E. Food and Drug Act F. Assessing Inmate Mary G. Summary Section 5: Medication Knowledge A. Assessing Inmate Toby B. The 6 R’s C. Right Individual D. Right Dose: Different Strength E. Right Dose: Different Packaging F. Right Time G. Right Route H. Right Medication I. Right Documentation J. Abbreviations K. Administering Injections L. Let’s Practice M. Assessing Inmate Joseph N. Summary Section 6: Effects of Medication A. Medication Pathways: Process & Effects B. Medication Pathways: Illustrative Understanding C. Assessing Inmate Susan D. Factors Which Influence Medication Response E. Three Broad Effects of Medication: Desired Effects F. Three Broad Effects of Medication: Side Effects G. Three Broad Effects of Medication: No Effects H. Medications Interactions: Potentiation I. Medication Interactions: Antagonism and Unique Effect J. Let’s Practice K. Medication Names L. Medication Observation M. Common Medications N. Let’s Practice O. Summary Section 7: Summary

Instructor: DeeAnn S. Marsh, RN, CCN/M, CLNC
Ms. Marsh is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant who consults with attorney clients on cases involving medical malpractice, personal injury, toxic tort, products liabiltiy and workman's compensation cases. She was the Medical Director at Dakota Women's Correctional and Rehab Center, New England, ND. Disclosure: DeeAnn S. Marsh, RN, CCN/M, CLNC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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