Policy and Procedure Oral Medication Administration by pengtt

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									                                   BAY-ARENAC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
                                  POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL
 Chapter: 6                        Medication Management
 Section: 2                        Administration
 Topic: 10                         Oral Medication Administration – Basic Practices
                                   Supersedes:      Approval Date:          ___________________________________
 Page: 1 of 2                      Pol:             Pol: 3-18-04            Board Chairperson Signature
                                   Proc: 7-28-98    Proc: 2-17-04           ___________________________________
                                                                                                    Chief Executive Officer Signature
 Policy applies to: 6-1-7, 6-2-1, 6-2-2, 6-2-3, 6-2-4, 6-2-5, 6-2-6, 6-2-7, 6-2-8, 6-2-9
 Note: Unless this document has an original signature, this copy is uncontrolled and valid on this date only: 10/18/2011. For Controlled
 copy, view shared directory G:\\Isimage01\BACMH_users\bacmh_group\Agency\Agency_Manual.
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POLICY:

Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health, hereafter referred to as BABH, is fully committed to carrying out its
services in a manner consistent with its Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, to include the safe
use and administration of medications.

PURPOSE:

This policy is established to ensure appropriate standards and practices are enforced and maintained
regarding the administration of medications.

APPLICABILITY:

   All BABH Staff
   Selected BABH Staff, as follows: Clinical Management, Ancillary Care (RN, LPN, Psych., etc.),
and Primary Care (Case Mgmt., SC, OP, ES)
   All Contracted Providers:    Policy Only      Policy and Procedure
   Selected Contracted Providers, as follows: Community Living Supports/Supported Independent
Housing Providers, Residential Providers, Contract Nursing Providers, Day Program Providers and
Non-Substance Abuse Physician Providers .
         Policy Only     Policy and Procedure
   BABH’s Affiliates:           Policy Only      Policy and Procedure
    Other:

DEFINITIONS: N/A

PROCEDURE:

To pass oral medications effectively and efficiently, the following steps must be taken:
       1. Clean off work area,
       2. Wash or disinfect hands,
       3. Positively identify the person receiving the medication, using 2 unique identifiers (e.g. 2
           employee or personnel confirmation, SS or phone number, BD, etc.,),
       4. Explain to the person what the medication administration process will be (even if the person
           is non-verbal),
                                  BAY-ARENAC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
                                 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL
Chapter: 6                        Medication Management
Section: 2                        Administration
Topic: 10                         Oral Medication Administration – Basic Practices
                                  Supersedes:      Approval Date:          ___________________________________
Page: 2 of 2                      Pol:             Pol: 3-18-04            Board Chairperson Signature
                                  Proc: 7-28-98    Proc: 2-17-04           ___________________________________
                                                                                                   Chief Executive Officer Signature
Policy applies to: 6-1-7, 6-2-1, 6-2-2, 6-2-3, 6-2-4, 6-2-5, 6-2-6, 6-2-7, 6-2-8, 6-2-9
Note: Unless this document has an original signature, this copy is uncontrolled and valid on this date only: 10/18/2011. For Controlled
copy, view shared directory G:\\Isimage01\BACMH_users\bacmh_group\Agency\Agency_Manual.
                                          DO NOT WRITE IN SHADED AREA ABOVE

        5. Provide privacy, if needed,
        6. Compare label of the medication container with the medication record,
                a. If you are unfamiliar with a medication you are giving, check with a pharmacist or
                    current drug book (e.g., PDR),
        7. Prepare the right medication in the right dosage at the right time by the right route for the
            right person (the five rights),
        8. Perform a visual safety check (e.g., discoloration, crumbling etc),
        9. Return meds to locked storage area or keep area supervised while meds are given,
        10. Follow special instructions written on label or attached to the container (e.g., shake, warm,
            do not take with milk),
        11. Assist the person in taking the medication:
                a. Positioning the head correctly will aid in the swallowing process,
                b. Give adequate water to aid in swallowing tablets, capsules or liquids, and
                c. If the person has difficulties swallowing the tablet, capsule or liquid, notify the nurse
                    consultant.
        10. Remain with the person until he/she swallows the medication (complete an oral check, if
            needed),
        11. Wash or disinfect your hands after giving medications, and
        12. Observe, report and record responses to the medication and its effect (e.g., quote their
            words).

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