Assistance With Self-Administered Medications
About the Course
One of the most important roles of the CNA is assisting residents to safely self-administer medication. This course lists and explains procedures for assistance with oral and topical forms of medications, identifies and defines side affects for medication classes, and lists requirements and procedures for medication storage and disposal.
- Identify and interpret the components of a prescription label.
- List and explain the procedures for assistance with oral and topical forms of medications (including ophthalmic, otic and nasal forms), including the "five rights" of medical administration.
- Identify and define the side effects for medication classes and discuss procedures to follow if residents experience side effects or adverse reactions.
- Describe conditions that require additional clarification for "as needed" prescription orders.
- Identify medication orders that require judgment, and may prevent the CNA from assisting residents with medication.
- Explain and list types of information and details that must be reported on the medication observation record.
- List the requirements and procedures for medication storage and disposal.