Assisting the Patient with Self-Administration of Medications for Home Health
Contact Hours: 4 Hours
Program Description: Many states have developed standards for the home health aide to assist medically stable patients with the self-administration of medications. Before the home health aide can assist the patient with self-administration, it is necessary to understand his or her responsibilities with this procedure. In part one of this program, we will explain and demonstrate the proper procedure for assisting with self administration of medications and how the home health aide will be assisting with this procedure. We will also review the medications the home health aide will not be permitted to assist with and discuss the responsibility of the home health nurse in initiating this procedure. In part two of this program, the various methods of medication administration, such as oral, topical, eye drops, etc. will be demonstrated. also included in part two will be examples of medication administration records and how the home health aide will use this important document.