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 to help providers understand the regulations for medication management.
Knowledge of rules regarding administration of medication; awareness of the right to refuse; ability to foster compliance and deter noncompliance
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 “Six Client Rights,” common ailments of the developmentally disabled, and chemical restraint restrictions.