Medication Prompting, Assistance and Administration for Care Workers

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25m
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CPD25m of CPD
First Published
Updated12 July 2023
Expires 30 July 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Care staff may be required to prompt, assist and administer medications to clients in a variety of care settings. However, medication errors remain a common cause for harm in Australian healthcare. This Ausmed Training Module will provide care staff with a deeper understanding of the best practices involved in safely prompting, assisting and administering medicines to help reduce errors and work within their scope.

Topics
  • The difference between medication prompting, assistance and administration
  • The role of a care worker in medication administration
  • The seven rights of medication administration
Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the difference between medication prompting, medication assistance and medication administration.
  2. Know your scope of practice as a care worker in regards to medication administration.
  3. Know and follow the rights of safe medication administration.
Target Audience

Care workers that are certified and competent in assisting clients with medication.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

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Details
CPD time25m
First Published
Updated12 July 2023
Expires
30 July 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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