Med Demo 2: Oral Liquid for MORC Medication Training.

The first thing that we want to do when we were passing medications during the course of our day is.


The first thing that we want to do when we were passing medications during the course of our day is go over our medications in respect to what medications we’re going to be giving, at what time and we want to bring some order to that. So what we want to do is we’re going to look at our medications, we’re going to put them in order by time and who we are giving our medications to and then of course we’re going to be looking at giving medications from the easiest med to the hardest med, cleanest medication to the dirtiest medication starting with oral medications first. you then want to check out every medication that we’re giving. We should always know about medications that we give and what they do to the individual that’s going to be taking them. We need to review the therapeutic effect, side effects, adverse effects, review contraindications and related information. We’re going to check that information against the individuals allergies to make sure that the medication is safe to give. We want to wash our work area and wash our hands. We want to make sure that our environment is organized that it’s clean. Then we’re going to begin. The first thing we want to do is we want to unlock our cabinet, find our medication and before we take the medication out of the storage unit, we’re going to do our first check. We’re going to check first by checking the name of the individual from the pharmacy label to the medication record. We’re going to check the medication from the pharmacy label to the med record. We’re going to look at the dose of the medication, then we’ll be checking the route and the time that we’re giving the medication. That is our first check. We always check from the pharmacy label to the medication record After we’ve done that first check we’re going to take the medication out of the storage unit and immediately do the second check. We’re going to check first by checking the name of the individual from the pharmacy label to the medication record We’re going to check the medications from the pharmacy label to the Med record. We’re going to look at the dose of the medication, then we’ll be checking the route and the time that we’re giving the medication, we always check from the pharmacy label to the medication record. Then I want to get a medication cup in which the medication is going to be poured into. So, if it’s liquid medication that needs to be shaken I want to take the pharmacy label and put it in the palm of my hand. That helps in making sure that if anything comes out of the bottle, it doesn’t affect the pharmacy label. Because if the pharmacy label is unable to be read, we cannot pass that medication. So we want to keep that label nice and clean. So I’m going to shake up my medication, getting that medication ready for dispensing. What I will do now is I will take the top off the medication bottle. I’m going to take a tissue and make sure that I clean around the top of the bottle checking for any cracks, breaks or contamination. At this time I want to make sure that the cup is always on a level surface and at eye level whenever I’m pouring a liquid medication. Once I’ve cleaned the top part of the bottle I’m going to pour the medication and appropriate dose in the medication cup and making sure that it is the appropriate dose. Once I’ve done that I’m going to clean the top of that bottle off again. I’m going to put the top back on and at this time, I’m going to take my medication cup and set it on my tray Check to make sure if I need anything additional, such as water to help wash that down I’ll place that on my tray as well. Then I’m going to do my third check. We’re going to check first by checking the name of the individual from the pharmacy label to the medication record. We’re going to check the medications from the pharmacy label to the med record. We’re going to look at the dose of the medication, then we’ll be checking the route and the time that we’re giving the medication. We always check from the pharmacy label to the medication record. Once I’ve confirmed that all information is accurate I’m going to put the medication back in the storage unit. I’m gonna lock that storage unit, make sure that I take the keys and that they’re on me at all times. And then because I don’t know who the individual is that I am giving the medications to I want to make sure that I appropriately identify the individual I’m giving medications to. In this case I’m going to go to a senior staff person, someone who has a relationship with the individual that they’ve known for a long time and I’m going to ask that individual, the staff person to assist me in helping me identify the individual that I’m passing the medication to. Once I’ve done that and I know who it is that I’m passing the medications to, I’m going to introduce myself, let them know who I am, what my role is in the workplace and this also assists us in creating a relationship with this individual while we giving those medications. I’m going to explain to the individual what these medications are, why I’m giving them and from there I’m going to ask the individual to take those medications. I’m going to hand the medication cup to the individual and offer them something to drink. Once they have taken that medication, I’m going to ask them some open-ended questions. Questions in which they can speak to me and talk with me in a full sentence so that I can determine whether or not that individual has taken their medications. Also, I’m maintaining a relationship with that individual and I’m creating a relationship that is a relationship in which they feel safe during that period of time. At this time I’m going to excuse myself, let them know that I’ll be see them and check on them in just a few minutes. Then I’m going to take all of my garbage, my medication cup, anything that I used during that period of time back to my medication area where I began this process and throw all of my garbage away. After I’ve thrown away my garbage in the appropriate receptacles away from the individual in which we’re working with, I’m going to wash my hands, immediately go to my medication sheet and I’m going to document and take credit for the fact that those medications have just been dispensed.

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