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.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Assisting Clients with Taking Their Medications
When You Assist
Section 3: Conclusion
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She 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, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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