Assisting with Self-Administration of Medications: Medication Orders
"The purpose of this course is to provide unlicensed personnel working in residential care, home care, and hospice with the basic information and knowledge to properly assist individuals with self-administration of their medications. The different types of medications and medication orders are presented, and you will learn to recognize a medication order that requires judgment or discretion and respond appropriately. You will discover the components of a medication label, as well as detect when information is missing or incorrect on the label and in a medication order. Finally, you will observe various special instructions often found in medication orders and the normal parameters or ranges for medication orders. As you progress through this course, it is critical for you to always keep in mind the importance of being aware of and following your scope of practice guidelines and organizational policies and procedures, and acknowledge the fact that practice guidelines and regulations do vary from state to state and from organization to organization."
"Describe different types of medications and medication orders.
Recognize a medication order that requires judgment or discretion and respond appropriately.
Explain the components of a medication label.
Implement various types of special instructions found in medication orders.
Detect missing or incorrect information on medication labels and orders and respond appropriately.
Recognize the normal components and parameters for medication orders and seek clarification as needed."