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Proper Medication Administration

By Heather Brown
December 28, 2014

The more you know about medications administration assistance and the proper use, the better you will be at performing your job. As a staff person providing care for an elderly resident, you may be required to assist an elderly resident in administering the use of medications. Proper use of medication is a process that involves more than simply taking a pill or applying a topical cream. .

  • Observe resident for changes in physical and behavioral signs
  • Report significant changes to the right person at the right time by the right means
  • Communicate with physicians, pharmacists, and any healthcare professional staff
  • Record medication information on appropriate forms for your facility
  • Assist in administration of medications
  • Review steps regularly to maintain and improve quality throughout the medication cycle.

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