This bundle has been designed to provide employees with an understanding of best practices for safe medication management, medication administration, and medication calculation.
How to assist clients in aged care, home and community settings with their medication needs, how to insert a peripheral intravenous cannula (PIVC) and strategies to prevent and control healthcare associated infections (HAIs) associated with this procedure.
Course Category: Health Care
Experts: Frontline Care Solutions, Sue Atkins (DHHS)
On completion of this bundle your team will have an understanding of:
How to assist clients with their medication after identifying the level and type of physical assistance or supervision required.
The ways medications are classified and documentation associated with their administration based on hygiene and duty of care procedures.
Identify lines of authority, accountability, and actions to be taken to handle contingencies.
Perform metric calculations and conversions for oral tablet and capsule doses, oral mixture and solution doses, intramuscular and subcutaneous injection doses, and IV therapy fluid volumes and rates.
How the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards are applicable to invasive device management and the risks and measures to prevent infections posed by PIVC insertion.
The equipment required to successfully insert a PIVC, how to prepare patients for PIVC insertion and the recommended processes for inserting, maintaining and removing a PIVC.
How to safely administer medication and reduce the risk of an adverse drug event occurring, by identifying key risk points as well as prevention strategies.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to successfully complete the Medication Calculation Competency course, you need to achieve a score of 100%. You have unlimited attempts at each section of the competency assessment.