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Administration

Administration of medicines

Administration of medicines should incorporate understanding of how to correctly administer medicines in their appropriate form in a timely manner for each individual.


Knowledge

Demonstrate understanding of:

  • pharmacological knowledge
  • safe administration practices: guidelines, where/when to access advice
  • medication administration resources such as medication charts, packaging
  • altering dose form, and
  • requirements for different types of medicines e.g. complementary, nutritional supplements.

Skills

Demonstrate ability to

  • appropriately and accurately record medication administration, and
  • assess residents for safe self administration.

Tasks

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