Assisting with the Self-Administration of Medications for Home Care Staff

Assisting with the Self-Administration of Medications for Home Care Staff 

Using medication carries risk. Home care staff must follow certain guidelines when helping a client with the self-administration of medications. This includes being able to understand your role in the process. It also includes identifying the components of medication orders and medication labels. Home care staff must also be aware of potential medication side effects.

$15.00

Hours: 0.50
REL-PAC-0-ASAMHCS

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-ASAMHCS
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2024
Learning Objectives:
Describe the role of unlicensed home care staff when assisting clients with the self-administration of medications.
List guidelines to follow when helping clients with their medications.
Identify the parts of a medication label and medication order.
Describe potential medication side effects.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Assisting Clients with Taking Their Medications

Your Role

Guidelines

5 Rights

When You Assist

Medications 101

Medication Labels

Special Instructions

Clarification

Medication Orders

Routine Orders

PRN Orders

Abbreviations

Using Judgment

Adverse Reactions

Review

Section 3: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: 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.” 

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