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Medication Administration in the Skilled Nursing Facility Part 2

presented by Juzell (Joey) Pettis, RN, DNS-CT, WCC, DWC

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Financial: Juzell (Joey) Pettis receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

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This course is part of a two-course series. Please view Medication Administration in the Skilled Nursing Facility Part 1, before beginning this installment.

This two-course series will review the basics of medication administration for the licensed nurse. The administration of medications to fragile elderly or disabled individuals carries with it a great responsibility to assure medications are provided following evidenced-based best practice. Part two elaborates on other administrative routes, guidelines for labeling and storage of medications, and reporting and preventing medical errors.

Meet Your Instructor

Juzell (Joey) Pettis, RN, DNS-CT, WCC, DWC

Joey has 45 years experience in long-term care and acute care settings. Joey's experience includes both staff and management positions in long-term care. For the past 35 years she has worked in long-term care management as a Director of Nursing and as a Consultant with responsibility for staff management, education and resident clinical care. Joey…

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1. Other Administration Routes

This chapter will review the general principles for rectal, eye drops/ointments, and inhalation administration. The demonstration of application of eye medication will stress the importance of infection control principles, care of the eye, and appropriate timing when more than one drop or more than one eye medications is required.

2. Guideline for Labeling and Storage

This chapter will review the components that are required for proper labeling of medication for administration in the nursing home. The items on the label will be reviewed as they relate to safe administration practices. Basic storage guidelines for common medications will be examined in addition to the nurse’s responsibility if the integrity of the medication has been compromised due to inappropriate storage or labeling.

3. Nurse Responsibility in Reporting and Preventing Medication Errors

When administering medication, it is part of the nurse’s responsibility to be astute to practices that may cause medication errors. This chapter will inform nurses about their role in improving the quality of safe medication practices, and reporting errors.

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