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Helping Clients With Self-Administration of Medications

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Course Created: 2015

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

This CNA inservice provides information on how to properly self-administer medications and also the information you need to evaluate whether or not your clients are capable of self-administering their medications and that they are doing so safely and accurately.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • What is a Medication Error?
  • Taking Medications Properly and Safely
  • Client Assessment
  • Helping Your Clients Safely Take Their Medications
    • Learning Objectives

      • Correctly identify the definition of a medication.
      • Identify the six rights of medication administration.
      • Identify the correct definition of a medication error.
      • Identify the correct definition of a side effect.
      • Identify resources for clients who self-administer medications.


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