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Assisting with Self-Administration of Medications: The Basics $60.00
Clinical Skills

Assisting with Self-Administration of Medications: The Basics

The purpose of this course is to provide unlicensed personnel working in residential care, home health, and hospice with the basic information and knowledge to properly assist individuals with self-administration of their medications. This course describes the difference between medication administration and assisting with self-administration of medication, as well as the goals, roles, and responsibilities of unlicensed personnel in medication assistance. It reviews some basic terminology associated with medication use including brand vs. generic name, dosage, routes, indications, contraindications, and adverse reactions. It discusses medication classes that are commonly encountered and the common side effects. As you progress through this course, it is critical for you to always keep in mind the importance of being aware of and following your scope of practice guidelines and organizational policies and procedures, and for you to acknowledge the fact that practice guidelines and regulations vary from state to state and from organization to organization.
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Assisting with Self-Administration of Medications: The Basics
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