Working in a direct care setting, preparing medications and administering them to patients is part of our patients daily routines. Mistakes can happen at any point so we are there to ensure that the correct dosages are taken, as well as monitor reactions and overall health.
Start with the basics
We offer the following in medication management:
Verifying any medication order and making sure it’s complete. The order should include the drug name, dosage, frequency and route of administration. If any element is missing, we check with the practitioner
Checking the patient's medical record for an allergy or contraindication to the prescribed medication
Prepare medications for one patient at a time
Educating patients about their medications. Encourage them to speak up if something seems amiss