Med Demo 1: Oral Pill for MORC Medication Training.

Med Demo 1: Oral Pill for MORC Medication Training.


(jazzy music) – [Kathleen] The first
thing that we want to do when we’re passing
medications during the course of our day is you want to
go over our medications in respect to what medications
we’re going to be giving, at what time, and we want to
bring some order to that. So what we want to do is we’re going to look at our medications, we’re
going to put them in order by time, who we’re giving our medications to. Then, of course,
we’re going to be looking at giving medications from the easiest med to the hardest med, cleanest medication to the dirtiest medication, starting with oral medications first. Then we want to check
out every medication that we’re giving. We should always know about the medications, what we give and what
they do to the individual that’s going to be taking them. We need to review the
therapeutic effect, side effects, adverse effects, review contraindications, and related information. We’re going to check that information against the individual’s
allergies to make sure that the medication is safe to give. We want to wash our work
area and wash our hands. We want make sure that our
environment is organized, that it’s clean, then we’re going to begin. First thing we want to do is
unlock our cabinet, find our medication and
before we take the medication out of our storage unit, we’re
going to do our first check. We’re going to check first
by checking the name of the individual from the
pharmacy label to the medication record. We’re going to check the medication
from the pharmacy label to the med record. We’re going to look at the
dose of the medication, then we’ll be checking the route, and the time that we’re
giving the medication. That is our first check. We always check from the pharmacy label to the medication record. We read it thoroughly, precisely, and by reading it in steps and breaking up that information allows
us to find any errors in the transcription of that information from the pharmacy label
to the medication record. After we’ve done that first check, we’re going to take the medication
out of the storage unit and immediately do the second
check of the five rights. We’re going to check first
by checking the name of the individual from the
pharmacy label to the medication record. We’re going to check the medications
from the pharmacy label to the med record. We’re gonna look at the
dose of the medication, then we’ll be checking the route, and the time that we’re
giving the medication. We always check from the pharmacy label to the medication record. At this time, we want to
take a medication cup from our supplies and we want to open
up the medication bottle. We’re going to take the top
off that medication bottle and we’re going to dispense
the medication into the cap of our medication bottle. Then, I can transfer it
into the medication cup. At that time, I can
put the cup on my tray, put the cap back on the
bottl, and at this time, I’m going to do my third check. So when I do my third check, we’re going to check first
by checking the name of the individual from the
pharmacy label to the medication record. We’re going to check the medication
from the pharmacy label to the med record. We’re going to look at the
dose of the medication, then we’ll be checking the route, and the time that we’re
giving the medication. We always check from the pharmacy label to the medication record, assuring that I have the right medication for the right individual, and then put the medication away
in the locked storage unit. At this time, I’m going to get something in which the individual prefers to drink in order to help them
take that medication and then, because I don’t
know who the individual is that I am giving the medications
to, I want to make sure that I appropriately
identify the individual I’m giving medications to. In this case, I’m going to go
to a senior staff person, someone who has a relationship
with the individual that they’ve know for a long time, and I’m going to ask that
individual, the staff person, to assist me in helping
me identify the individual that I’m passing the medications to. Once I’ve done that and I know who it is that I’m passing the medications to, I’m gonna introduce myself,
let them know who I am, what my role is in the workplace, and this also assists us
in creating a relationship with this individual while
we give those medications. I’m gonna explain to the individual what these medications
are, why I’m giving them, and from there, I’m going
to ask the individual to take those medications. I’m going to hand the
medication cup with the pill to the individual and offer
them something to drink. Once they have taken that medication, I’m going to ask them
some open-ended questions, questions in which they can speak to me and talk with me in a full sentence so that I can determine whether or not that individual has
taken their medications. Also, I’m maintaining a
relationship with that individual, and I’m creating a relationship
that is a relationship in which they feel safe
during that period of time. At that time, I’m going to excuse myself, let them know that I’ll
be back to see them and check on them in just a few minutes, and then I’m gonna take all of my garbage, my medication cup, anything
that I have that I used during that period of time,
back to my medication area where I began this process and
throw all of my garbage away. After I’ve thrown away my garbage in the appropriate receptacle
away from the individual in which we’re working with,
I’m going to wash my hands and immediately go to my medication sheet, and I’m going to document
and take credit for those medications
have just been dispensed. (jazzy music)

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