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Self-Administration of Medication e-Learning

Self Administration of Medication

This e learning module introduces the requirements for implementing Self Administration procedures on the ward. The varying levels of patient self-administration are described and the associated degrees of nurse supervision explained.

The package covers the assessment criteria needed to determine a patientís suitability for self-administration. The importance of choosing the appropriate entry level is highlighted and the need for ongoing progress assessment and review emphasised.

Appropriate management techniques for those patients starting self-administration, continuing to self-administer or struggling with self-administration are included.

The module uses scenarios to illustrate good and bad practice.

  • Introduction
  • Requirements
  • Levels and Assessment
  • Starting Self Administration
    • PODs
  • Continuing Self Administration
    • Incidents
  • Summary
  • Assessment