Did you know that there are over 18,000 medication errors in a 12-month period in Australia? These errors can cause serious injury or even death.
The good news is, medication errors are easily preventable.
Medication errors impact a person’s body – The human brain is a dynamic and complex organ. It is also very sensitive to any type of drug and can have adverse impacts if medication is given in error. Medication errors can even lead to hospitalisation.
If you follow the simple steps discussed in this course, you will not be part of that scary statistic nor end up in the emergency room with a customer.
The idea of Medication Management may sound daunting but with the right knowledge and skill, keeping your customer safe is not as complicated at it may seem. This course will teach you about Pro Re Nata (PRN) medication, the 7 rights to safe medication management, the 4 checks to safe medication management and medication security and the times you need to STOP.
After this lesson you will be able to:
a) Define what medication and PRN Medication are.
b) Describe what the 7 rights to Safe Medication Management are and how you can implement them in your day-to-day work as a Disability Support Professional.
c) Describe the 4 checks to Safe Medication Management and how you will implement them in your day-to-day work as a Disability Support Professional.
d) Tell others why the 7 rights and 4 checks to Safe Medication Management are critical.
e) Tell others what medication security means as a Disability Support Professional.
f) State the times you need to stop when conducting Medication Management and the steps you need to take from there.