Handle medication contingencies
This micro skills course describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance, and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication. This micro skills course applies to community services and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication.
What will I learn?
- Report any concerns with the administration of medication to supervisor and/or health professional according to organisation procedures and protocols
- Identify, report, record and address individuals reactions to medication according to organisation guidelines and health professionals instructions
- Clearly identify contaminated or out of date medication and implement organisations procedures for safe and appropriate disposal
- Identify, report and record changes in individuals condition, within essential timeframes where relevant, according to organisation guidelines
- Identify procedures to address/respond to changes in the clients condition or needs according to the organisations guidelines
- Promptly report any inconsistencies observed with the medication or client to the supervisor or health professional and take action according to their direction
- Document and address all inconsistencies according to organisation guidelines and procedures
- This skills course may contain references to Australian laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
- You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
- This skills course may not be available in your country.
- This skills course is delivered by a certified Talisium trainer and assessor in your workplace and requires active student participation including practical skills demonstrations for assessment.
What should I know before commencing this?
Prepare to assist with medication. Prepare the client for assistance with the administration of medication. Support patients with administration of medication.