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  1. 1. Medication Administration
  2. 2. Housekeeping & Safety
  3. 3. Housekeeping & Safety Fire Exits & Testing Toilet Breaks & Smoking Mobile Phones Special Requirements Graphics Confidentiality
  4. 4. Course Aim & Programme
  5. 5. Aim of Session The aim of this course is to raise awareness relating to the administration of medication for care staff.
  6. 6. Programme Introduction to Administering Medications. What Are Medications? Knowledge & Forms Of Medicines. The Laws Relating To Medication. Standard Procedures. Administration. Exam.
  7. 7. Introduction to Administering Medications
  8. 8. Group Question How many people have administered medication? How many people have given more than 1 medication to the same person? How many people have known the interactions of more than 1 medication combined? How many people have known the legal implications of administering medicines? How many people would agree this is common?
  9. 9. Your Care Group staff questioned by Police ITV News, (HOPEFULLY NOT TONIGHTS NEWS) An incident has taken place at a care home belonging to Your Care Group, in which an elderly resident has died as a result of what is believed to have been caused by a covert medication error. The elderly resident died late this morning in hospital, following the incident at the home during the morning drug round. Police have released a statement saying that they are questioning staff involved and a report has been submitted to the regulatory authorities and the Health & Safety Executive. Your Care Group spokesperson stated that they were sending condolences to the family of the resident involved and that they will be co-operating fully with Police & regulatory investigation.
  10. 10. Any Questions?
  11. 11. What are Medications?
  12. 12. Blue pill for yes they are Blue pill for yes they are Red capsule for no they are not Red capsule for no they are not
  13. 13. No They Are Not The Same Drugs are defined as chemical substances that have an effect on living organisms. Medications or medicines are drugs used to prevent or treat disease. The administration route, health and age of the person and the chemical structure of the drug all play a role in how fast it will act.
  14. 14. How Drugs Work There are several ways in which drugs work & some are very complex. Broadly speaking they can be summarised by what they do in the body. Alter cell activity Replace deficiencies Neutralise harm Destroy Cells
  15. 15. Drugs within Care What do you think you should know? What do you know? Is there a difference? How can we change that?
  16. 16. Basic Principles Knowledge of the therapeutic uses of prescribed medicines Forms these medicines take Normal dosages Recognition of side effects Recognition of unwanted side effects
  18. 18. Incorporating Basic Principles Adapt this knowledge to your own work setting Research the medicines in use in your setting Research other sources of information on medication (e.g. books and websites)
  19. 19. Pharmacokinetics Four distinct phases (ADME) Absorption Distribution Metabolism Elimination
  20. 20. Any Questions?
  21. 21. Knowledge & Forms of Medication
  22. 22. Knowledge of Medicines Chemical long name, refers to the chemical structure of the drug Generic shorter name derived from the chemical name (non-proprietary) Trade (proprietary) brand name assigned by the manufacturer
  23. 23. Warning.... No tablet or capsule should be crushed, opened or broken unless there are specific instructions to do so. EVER!
  24. 24. Any Questions?
  25. 25. The Laws Relating To Medication
  26. 26. Standard Procedures
  27. 27. Exam
  28. 28. Remember.... If you administer a medication; YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IT You need to know at least; What is does & why. The right amount. The right time & the right route. The effect being given.
  29. 29. For more information on the full course & over 100 health and social care courses from A to Z; or call 07956 867121


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