Policy Updates

Scotland -Medications - Learning Disability

Document Modified Date: 10/06/2020 09:09

Ordering and Receipt of Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM06

This policy will guide staff on the ordering process to obtain medication for service users and what steps to take on receipt of these medications. It has been reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 02/06/2020 13:18

Homely Remedies and Self Care Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM13

This policy will support staff on the process to follow when considering homely remedies implementation with residents. It has been reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current

Document Modified Date: 28/05/2020 16:33

Auditing and Monitoring of Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM16

This policy will guide staff on the importance of auditing and monitoring medication to aid continuous improvement and produce better outcomes for service users. It has been reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 28/05/2020 16:29

As Required and Variable Dose Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM18

This policy will inform staff on the process to follow when requesting and administrating PRN medication to service users. It has been reviewed and references and links have been checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 27/05/2020 17:15

Training and Competency on Medications Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM14

This policy will clarify what staff need to be competent in administering medication, and the need to keep their skills current, reflecting best practice. The policy has been reviewed with information added in relation to COVID-19 and PPE when administering medication. References and links also checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 27/05/2020 16:33

Medication Away from Home Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM20

This policy will support staff to follow best practice when supporting Service Users who leave the service but maintain their medication regime. The policy has been reviewed with minimal changes, references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 26/05/2020 17:14

Medication Errors and Near Misses Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM15

This policy will support staff on the process to follow if an error has occurred with administration of medication, and how to review the incident to improve standards and reduce the incidence of this recurring. It has been reviewed with minimal changes, references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 26/05/2020 17:10

Other Routes of Medication Administration Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM10

This policy will support staff on following best practice for administering medication via alternative routes. It has been reviewed with minimal changes. References and links have been checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 26/05/2020 14:10

Safe Disposal of Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM08

This policy will support staff in following best practice in the safe disposal of medication. The policy has been reviewed and advice from a new guidance document added ‘Guidance for Repurposing Prescription Only Medicines (POMs) in Care Homes and Hospices’. The references have also been reviewed to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 20/05/2020 16:41

Covert Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM17

This policy will guide staff through the covert medication pathway if they are considering this method of administration for Service Users. It has been reviewed with references and links checked to ensure that they remain current and forms part of the medication suite of documents.

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