Medication Management Part 3: Labels and Documentation

Medication Management Part 3: Labels and Documentation 

This course provides an overview of labels and documentation used in medication administration. You will learn how to find critical information, including the 6 Rights of Medication Administration. You will also learn about documenting medications you administer.

The goal of this course is to provide direct support professionals in IDD service settings with the knowledge needed to use pharmacy labels and the Medication Administration Record, or MAR, correctly.

This course is Part 3 of a 4-part series on Medication Management. To learn how to administer medications, you must take all four courses. This series of courses does NOT certify you to administer medications. It is designed to prepare you for your agency’s certification process.



$15.00

Hours: 0.50
REL-IDD-0-MLD

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

0.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-MLD
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2026
Learning Objectives:
Explain the Six Rights of medication administration.
Describe how to use pharmacy labels and the MAR to administer medications.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Labels and Documentation

Key Documents

Reading a Pharmacy Label

Reading the MAR

The Six Rights

Right Person

Right Medication

Right Dose

Right Time

Right Route

Right Documentation

Medication Errors

PRN Medications

Controlled Medications

Documenting in the MAR

Medical Abbreviations

Review

Summary

Section 3: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP
Katy Kunst received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Master of Business Administration from Elon University. She has 14 years of experience serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their supporters, including roles as direct support professional, program director, and training facilitator. She has created and facilitated training on topics including non-violent crisis interventions, person-centered planning, cultural competence, quality service delivery, regulatory compliance, and a variety of topics related to IDD services. Disclosure: Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Catherine Kluttz-Hile, BSN, MA, RN, CDDN
Ms. Kluttz-Hile has worked with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over forty years. She is the President of Kluttz Health Care Consulting, PC. She works with organizations that provide supports for people with IDD in North Carolina. Over her career she has supervised health services, staff training, and outreach departments in NC developmental centers; in the Division of Public Health as a Nurse Consultant/Program Manager in programs for people with special health care needs and the NC Infant-Toddler Program. In addition, she has worked with community-based IDD programs in quality improvement/program development.  Ms. Kluttz-Hile is a Mentor Trainer for Person Centered Thinking through the Learning Community for Person Centered Thinking.

Ms. Kluttz-Hile is a member of the national Developmental Disabilities Nursing Association, where she holds a national certification in Developmental Disabilities Nursing.

Disclosure: Catherine Kluttz-Hile, BSN, MA, RN, CDDN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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