Medication Management for ALFs: Part III

Medication Management for ALFs: Part III 

Part Three of this Medication Management course series covers the process of assisting residents with taking their medications. You will learn about the differences between medication administration and assisting with self-administration of medication, the roles and responsibilities of unlicensed professionals in assisting with self-administration of medications, and the Five Rights of medication assistance. This course also presents step-by-step guidance for assisting with both oral and topical medications and best practices.
The following additional courses on managing medications in Assisted Living Facilities are also available: Part I Medication Labels, Part II Storage and Disposal of Medications, Part IV Common Medication Classifications and Side Effects.
The content in this course is applicable to medication aides in assisted living facilities.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-MMAP3

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services - Group Care Licensure Section (NC-DHHS)
Program Sponsor ID #032316; Approval # . This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO146436

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-MMAP3
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2025
Learning Objectives:
Identify at least two differences between medication administration and assisting with self-administration of medication.
Describe at least two roles and responsibilities of unlicensed professionals in assisting with self-administration of medications.
List the Five Rights of medication assistance.
Explain how to provide assistance with oral dosage forms of medications.
Explain how to measure liquids, break scored tablets, and crush tablets.
Explain how to provide assistance with topical medications, including eye drops and ointments, ear drops, nose drops and sprays, and inhalers.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Assisting with Self-Administration of Medications

Basic Requirements

Assisting vs. Administering

Assistance

What Assistance Does NOT Include

The Role of Unlicensed Personnel

The Responsibilities of Unlicensed Personnel

Know Your Scope of Practice

Review

Summary

Section 3: The Five Rights of Medication Assistance

Five Rights

Right Resident

Right Medication

Right Dosage

Right Time

Right Route

Be Safe

When to Ask for Help

Review

Summary

Section 4: Procedural Skills

Before You Begin

Additional Considerations

Pills, Tablets, and Capsules

Liquid Medications

Breaking or Crushing Pills or Tablets

Nasal Drops and Sprays

Ear Drops

Eye Drops and Ointment

Transdermal Medications (Patches)

Topical Medications

Inhalers

Best Practices

Review

Summary

Section 4: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

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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