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Medication Administration in the Skilled Nursing Facility Part 1

presented by Juzell (Joey) Pettis, RN, DNS-CT, WCC, DWC

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Financial: Juzell (Joey) Pettis receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Juzell (Joey) Pettis has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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This course is part of a two-course series, and is followed by Medication Administration in the Skilled Nursing Facility Part 2

This two-course series will review the basics of medication administration for the licensed nurse. The administration of medications to fragile elderly or disabled individuals carries with it a great responsibility to assure medications are provided following evidenced-based best practice. Part one reviews federal regulations related to medication management, guidelines for medication administration, and specific practices for oral and injection medication administration.

Meet Your Instructor

Juzell (Joey) Pettis, RN, DNS-CT, WCC, DWC

Joey has 45 years experience in long-term care and acute care settings. Joey's experience includes both staff and management positions in long-term care. For the past 35 years she has worked in long-term care management as a Director of Nursing and as a Consultant with responsibility for staff management, education and resident clinical care. Joey…

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1. Federal Regulations Related to Medication Management

This chapter will review the Federal Regulation the nurse should be aware of when passing medication in the long-term care setting. This will include a review of how the survey process determines the nurse’s compliance with these regulations. Hand hygiene and other infection prevention strategies will also be noted.

2. Guidelines for Medication Administration

This chapter will review the routes of medication delivery and the administration best practice for each route. The session will review the challenges and the importance of following resident identification procedures in the long-term care setting.

3. Oral and Injection Administration

The content of this chapter will review the general principle involved in oral administration of medication including buccal and sublinqual administration techniques. The demonstration will include the challenges of this type of administration in the long-term care setting. Injection administration principles will be reviewed with demonstration intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.

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