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.