Management of Medicines Forms
W&P have produced a Managements of Medicines forms set, these forms have been consulted on widely and will assists on providing evidence for Outcome 9, Regulation 13 of the Essential Standards of Quality and Safety Guidance issued by the Care Quality Commission.
The Management of Medicines are linked to the Code of Practice for Health and Adult Social Care on the prevention and Control of Infection and Related Guidance. As part of managing medicines, this guidance has criteria which are liked to Outcome 9 Regulation 13.
The Medication Management Form Set includes...
- Manager’s Notes
- Medication Policy
- Risk Assessment
- Level 1 – General Support
- Level 2 – Administering
- Level 3 – Specialised Techniques
- Homely Remedies
- Consent to Administer
- MAR Chart
- Collect from Pharmacy
- Removal/Disposal Record
- Level 3 Training Record
- Care Worker Error Guidance
- Care Worker Error Report Form
- Staff Signature List
- Vaccination Staff Record
- Controlled Drugs Staff Guidance
Using the Medication Management Forms
The manager’s notes for this particular set are detailed and the forms are numbered so that the wrong form cannot be used. This set also includes a comprehensive medication policy which is cross referenced to the Code of Practice mentioned above.
For staff training purposes, the policy and the Code of Practice should be used in order to make the links regarding Infection Control during Medication.
For ease of use, separate pages can be used as part of the individual service user’s plan after the initial risk assessment has been completed eg general support should have the level 1 guidance whilst a service user requiring administration of medicines should have the level 2 guidance within their Medication: Plan of Care.
Remember: The Code of Practice mentioned above and the Management of Medicines are now linked and should be seen as part of the assessment process. A Cleanliness and Infection Control Risk Assessment should be undertaken and cross referenced to this management of medicines set. This provides evidence for Criterion 1 within the Code of Practice.
The Management of Medicines is now an area of activity that needs to be at the core of your care needs assessment process. These Management of Medicines forms assist in this process and provide a framework which should be regularly reviewed and amended as events unfold. Inevitably errors can occur during the administration of medicines. Near misses in particular should be recorded and used as empirical evidence within the training arena.
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