|The aim of the study day is to enable registered nurses to update their knowledge, skills and understanding in evidence based principles and practice of the safe handling and administration of medicines thus ensuring adherence to evidence based best practice.
Be aware of the necessity of promoting good practice in medication management.
Know the Five Rights of Medication Administration
Demonstrate competence in the safe care of patients/residents prior to, during and following administration of medicines by various routes.
Know the legislation and policies requirements regarding medication management.
Discuss the procedures/protocols for the ordering, stock control, safe storage, safe administration and correct recording of prescribed medicines.
Show understanding of the the nurse's accountability in relation to administration and recording of all prescribed medications.
Demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to medication considerations and the older adult.
Explore methods of assessing and monitoring responses of adverse reactions to medications.
Identify the action to be taken in the event of errors/incidents in the administration and discrepancies on prescriptions.
Described the mode of action, therapeutic effects and side effects of a selection of frequently used medications for the older resident.
Demonstrate and perform drug calculations.
Identify a framework for supervision related to medication management issues.
Be aware of the standards and policies of the professional body.