Policy Updates

Document Modified Date: 19/12/2019 12:42

Overarching Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM03

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. 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, 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.

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