Medication Administration for Resource Parents. Medication Administration Guiding Principles. Caregivers of children will inevitably give them medication at some point. It is crucial caregivers are informed of the guiding principles for medication administration.
Caregivers of children will inevitably give them medication at some point. It is crucial caregivers are informed of the guiding principles for medication administration.
It is important thatResource Parentsare fully informed of theirresponsibilities in administering medications.
Legal issues in medication administration include children’s rights, refusal of medication, and confidentiality.
To learn about new medications prescribed for the child
To understand why the medication is prescribed and learn of side effects
To be able to observe and report if there is a beneficial change
To be able to observe and report side effects causing harm or discomfortThe Importance of Having Information about Medications
A drug overdose is the accidental or intentional use of a drug or medicine in an amount that is higher than is normally used. The amount of a drug needed to cause an overdose varies with the type of drug and the person taking it.
Angela is 16 ½ years old and has been prescribed Celexa for depression. The medication was started two weeks ago at her appointment with a nurse practitioner at the community mental health center. This morning when you get Angela’s Celexa ready, she informs you that she does not want to take it anymore.
Oral Liquid Medication
Auto-Injectors for Allergic Emergencies
Subcutaneous Administration of Medication (Insulin)Proper Procedures for Administering Medications
Resource Parents must keep a record for each child on prescription medications.
When disposing of medication in the garbage:
Jamie is 8 years old and was placed in your home last evening. The DCS Case Manager left a prescription bottle of Ritalin when he dropped Jamie off and instructed you to give Jamie one pill every morning. This morning you are preparing to give Jamie his medicine and you realize there are only two pills left in the bottle. You also remember from your medication administration training that you are supposed to have a signed Informed Consent for Psychotropic Medication and the Case Manager did not give you one.
Medication Administration for Resource Parents