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1 STATE OF CONNECTICUT Department of Children and Families Medication Administration Certification Training Based on the Basic Medication Administration Curriculum 2010 Edition Recertification Review Guide, Unit 12 1

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3 3 A LP’s order should be questioned when: You do not understand the order Unusual quantities or doses are prescribed The medication is ordered to be given at unusual times Recertification Review Guide, Unit 12 3

4 4 Medication should not be administered when: You have a question about the order A child has a sudden change in physical or mental state The pharmacy label is illegible The child refuses to take medication Any of the five rights is violated If there is no LP’s order or you cannot perform the Rule of Three If storage practices are questionable Medication looks unfamiliar to you or the child Recertification Review Guide, Unit 12 4

5 5 Steps to take when questioning an order or a medication Do not administer the medication (hold the medication) Contact the chain of command and follow directions Document contacts and directions Follow up on directions Recertification Review Guide, Unit 12 5

6 6 Why borrowing medication is not permitted Med admin certification permits you to administer medications only when the Five Rights match on the order, pharmacy label and MAR. If you are borrowing on child’s medication for another child, the Five Rights will not match on all three documents. Recertification Review Guide, Unit 12 6

7 7 Criteria for administering medication at the right time Medications may be administered one hour before until one hour after the scheduled administration time unless the LP has ordered the medication to be given at a specific time. Recertification Review Guide, Unit 12 7

8 8 Dispensing The act of placing a medication into a container, labeling the container and giving the container for someone else to administer Medication certified staff may not dispense Only LP’s and pharmacists may dispense medications Recertification Review Guide, Unit 12 8

9 9 Unit 12 Quiz 1.When would you not administer a medication? a)if there is no change in status of the client b)if the client refuses c)if the medication is stored in a locked and immobile container d) if the licensed practitioner's order is present Recertification Review Guide, Unit 12 9

10 10 Answers to Unit 12 Quiz 1. When would you not administer a medication? b) if the client refuses Recertification Review Guide, Unit Back to “Recert Review” home page


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