Administration of Medication
Good medication administration by nurses and carers
Administering of medications is an integral part of delivering care to the service user. It should be the responsibility of the organisation to ensure that care staff who supporting people in the administration of medicines do so correctly.
Care staff all be it nurse or carer should only administer medicines when they have received training in the administration of medication. Nurses and carer's should ensure this is clearly documented in the care plan. The care staff must be trained and competent to do administration of medication.
The prescriber's directions must be clear, specific and unambiguous.
One of the recommendations to reduce medication errors and harm is to use the “seven rights”: the right person, the right drug, the right dose, the right route, the right time, the right to refuse and the right documentation. When a medication error does occur during the administration of a medication, we are quick to blame the person administering the medication and accuse her/him of not completing the seven rights.
The seven rights of the service user
It should be accepted as a goal of the medication administration process should not the “be all and end all” of medication safety.
Prior to any administration of medicines the person responsible for administration must check all the information required to ensure an accurate and safe procedure
Particularly if a new medication has been prescribed or if a client is new to the setting
And for care providers in the surrounding areas.
Administration of Medication Training
Number of Attendees
Attendees minimum 6 to maximum 15
This training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.
All delegates will receive a certificate awarded by Advantage accreditation.