Program Contents: 43 minute DVD
Copyright Date: 2006
AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY
Assisting with or directly administering medication is an important role of the personal caregiver and carries significant responsibility. In fulfilling this role effectively and safely, the caregiver becomes a vital member of the health care team. This program introduces safe and responsible medication practices. Topics include the Five Right principles of medication administration, proper routes of administration, and the various techniques of managing and manipulating medicine consumption. Students will learn how to address the effects of medications—including intended effects, side effects, and allergic reactions—and how these should be documented.