Medication management represents an area of great responsibility. If not managed per physician orders and in compliance with regulations, medications intended to assist with a resident’s health maintenance may place an individual’s health and safety at risk. This course is designed to help providers understand proper medication storage, resident medication rights, and regulations for medication management.
Knowledge of rules regarding administration of medication; awareness of the right to refuse; ability to foster compliance and deter non-compliance
Understanding of rules regarding refills and dosage changes; avoidance of medication errors and adverse drug interactions
Familiarity with medication labels, packaging, and proper storage and disposal practices
Awareness of PRN and over-the-counter medication requirements
Appreciation of the importance of record-keeping and communication
Comprehension of the “Seven Rights,” common ailments of the developmentally disabled, and chemical restraint restrictions