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$62.65 incl GST

Health Care
5 hours

Health Care
5 hours

Learn how to assist clients in aged care, home and community settings with their medication needs.

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Course description


Partnerships & Experts

Kineo

Frontline Care Solutions

Sue Atkins (DHHS)

Summary

  • 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.

Program Content

Medication Management

  • 5 hours
  • 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.

Course Content

  • 130 minutes
  • 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.
  • 20 minutes
  • 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.
  • 90 minutes
  • 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.
  • 60 minutes
  • 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.

Medication Management

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