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Medication Policy & Procedure

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Medication Policy & Procedure

Course Overview:

This course provides essential knowledge and skills for healthcare professionals involved in medication administration. Participants will delve into the fundamental principles, guidelines, and regulations governing the safe handling, storage, dispensing, and documentation of medications within healthcare settings.> NMBI Guidance for Registered Nurses and Midwives on Medication Administration (2020)

Course Content:

  • Introduction to Medication Policy & Procedure:
    • Importance of adherence to medication policies (customized to service)
    • Regulatory framework and guidelines
  • Medication Safety:
    • Understanding medication errors and their impact
    • Strategies for preventing medication errors
  • Medication Administration:
    • Best practices for safe medication administration
    • Techniques for verifying patient identity and medication accuracy
  • Documentation and Record-Keeping:
    • Importance of accurate documentation in medication management
    • Electronic health record (EHR) systems and their role in medication documentation
  • Handling Medication Incidents:
    • Protocols for reporting and managing medication incidents
    • Root cause analysis and continuous improvement strategies
  • Role of Interprofessional Collaboration:
    • Collaboration among healthcare professionals in medication management
    • Effective communication strategies in medication administration
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations:
    • Understanding legal responsibilities and liabilities related to medication administration
    • Ethical considerations in medication management

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this half-day course, participants will:

  • Understand the fundamental principles and regulations governing medication policy and procedure.
  • Implement best practices for safe medication handling, administration, and documentation.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in identifying and mitigating medication errors.
  • Develop effective communication and collaboration skills for interprofessional medication management.
  • Apply legal and ethical principles to medication-related decision-making.
  • Enhance patient safety and quality of care through adherence to medication policies and procedures.

Duration of the Course: ½ day

Certification: A certificate of completion will be provided to participants who attend the full course.

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