Why are the 6 Rights of Medication so important for support workers?
For many people, including people with disabilities, medication constitutes an integral part of their daily life. People with disabilities may require assistance with their medication, and support workers, who are not health professionals, are often needed to help administer medicines.
Assisting clients with medication, however, has significant potential for error. Research has shown that regular refresher training for support workers reduces the incidence of medication errors. Premium Health’s Assisting Clients with Medication course is a quality, thorough and cost-effective solution for service providers.
A key benefit of Premium Health’s Assisting Clients with Medication training as a support worker is that participant’s will learn how to safely assist clients to take their medications using the 6 Rights of Medication Administration from an experienced nurse. In addition, your staff will be able to identify adverse drug reactions, prevent further complications. Providing regular training around client medication administration displays your organisation’s commitment to providing the best possible care to the people you support.
6 Rights of Medication Administration for Healthcare Workers
The 6 rights of medication administration are probably one of the most important guidelines support workers must remember. Recalling all 6 rights will help administer medication correctly and avoid critical errors to keeping clients safe. That’s why Premium Health only uses nurses as trainers for all our healthcare courses., Nurses understand the “why, what and how” of quality healthcare training.
The 6 rights of medication administration is a systematic approach providing clients with medications they need while maintaining their safety, privacy, and efficacy of the medicine. These 6 Rights reduce risk to the client while protecting the support worker, and their organisation.
Disability Managers, if you are looking for a way to improve or develop the skills of your workforce, contact us to discuss your staff training in Assisting Clients with Medication.