Certified Nursing Assistant: Assistance With Self-Administered Medications

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Learning objectives

  • Identify and interpret the components of a prescription label.
  • List and explain the procedures for assistance with oral and topical forms of medications (including ophthalmic, otic and nasal forms), including the “five rights” of medical administration.
  • Identify and define the side effects for medication classes and discuss procedures to follow if residents experience side effects or adverse reactions.
  • Describe conditions that require additional clarification for “as needed” prescription orders.
  • Identify medication orders that require judgment, and may prevent the CNA from assisting residents with medication.
  • Explain and list types of information and details that must be reported on the medication observation record.
  • List the requirements and procedures for medication storage and disposal.

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