Policy Updates

Wales - Medications - Nursing Home

Document Modified Date: 01/06/2020 14:38

Covert Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM17

Policy reviewed and updated. Now includes reference to COVID-19 and the importance of ensuring that the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 are consistently followed when making decisions regarding the administration of medication covertly.

Document Modified Date: 08/01/2020 15:18

Overarching Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM02

This policy describes the approach to managing medication safely. It is part of a suite of medication management policies and must be read with the other policies. This policy has been amended to highlight that Care Workers must record the medicines support given to a person for each individual medicine on every occasion, in line with Regulation 58 of The Regulated Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2017. This includes details of all support for prescribed and over-the-counter medicines, such as reminding a person to take their medicine, giving the person their medicine and recording whether the person has taken or declined their medicine. The policy now includes that a MAR must be used to record verbal reminders or physical assistance and the suggested code of V and P be used on the MAR. Reference to numerical medication levels removed, e.g. Type 1, Type 2.

Document Modified Date: 18/12/2019 16:02

Recording the Administration of Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM12

Content reviewed to ensure that it is in line with best practice guidelines. References have also been reviewed and updated, with further current ones added. Body map and self-administration questionnaire added.

Document Modified Date: 12/09/2019 15:52

Administration of Medicines Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM11

Annual review and updated content. References updated to reflect the newly released Royal Pharmaceutical Society guidance.

Document Modified Date: 12/09/2019 14:25

Other Routes of Medication Administration Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM10

Policy reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 11/09/2019 16:26

Medication Errors and Near Misses Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM15

Policy reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 06/09/2019 11:48

Auditing and Monitoring of Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM16

Policy reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 05/09/2019 14:58

As Required and Variable Dose Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM18

Annual review with content updated to reflect the removal of the NMC standards and the new release of Royal Pharmaceutical Society guidance. Warfarin details now moved to the forms section to provide a guide for staff.  PRN protocol added to the forms section for staff use.

Document Modified Date: 04/09/2019 16:41

Safe Disposal of Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM08

Policy reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 04/09/2019 16:36

Ordering and Receipt of Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM06

Policy reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

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