Education & CPD

Promoting Safe and Effective Medication Management for Older People in Residential Care


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  •   Date: Wednesday, 20 February 2019
  •   Registration: Wednesday, 20 February 2019 09:45
  •   Start: Wednesday, 20 February 2019 10:00
  •   End: Wednesday, 20 February 2019 16:15
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme focuses on the professional, legal and best practice requirements for safe and effective medication management for older people at all stages of the medication management cycle. Medication management is a fundamental activity of nursing, which carries important responsibilities in terms of promoting both the efficacy and safety of meeting residents’ medication needs. Recent regulatory documents emphasise additional responsibilities of nurses in safeguarding residents’ rights in the medication management cycle. These include the right to make autonomous decisions, which place additional responsibilities on nurses to ensure that residents are supported in decision making.
  • Wednesday, 20 February 2019

  • 09:45
  • 10:00
    Introduction and outline of the workshop
  • 10:10
    The legal and professional framework for medication management in the nursing home
  • 11:00
    Tea / Coffee
  • 11:15
    The Medication Management Cycle and Potential for Errors
  • 12:00
    Effective Care Strategies for Responsive Behaviours Procedures for checking when a medicine changes hands
  • 13:00
  • 13:30
    Safe Administration of Medicines in the Nursing Home Responding to and Reporting Medication Errors and Suspected Adverse Drug Reactions
  • 15:00
    Self-administration of medications by residents
  • 15:45
    Multiple choice questionnaires
  • 16:15
    Questions, Evaluation and Close
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
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