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Medication back-up-training
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Medication back-up-training

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  • 1. Medication Back-up Training Office of Health Services Baltimore County Public Schools
  • 2. Medication Back-Up <ul><li>The Medication Back-Up is an employee assigned to administer prescribed medications to students in the absence of the school nurse. </li></ul><ul><li>This employee must be trained in medication administration procedures by the school nurse. </li></ul><ul><li>The Medication Back-Up should only be utilized in infrequent and non-routine circumstances. </li></ul>
  • 3. Important Resources for Medication Back-Ups <ul><li>Location of Medication Keys </li></ul><ul><li>Location of Medications </li></ul><ul><li>Medication Book </li></ul><ul><li>OHS contact x6368 </li></ul>
  • 4. In Order to Give Medication to a Student, the Back-Up will need: <ul><li>Pharmacy Labeled Bottle </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare Provider’s Order </li></ul>
  • 5. Medication Back-Ups May Administer <ul><li>Oral medications </li></ul><ul><li>Inhalers </li></ul><ul><li>(that don’t require a nursing assessment) </li></ul><ul><li>Auto-Injector Epinephrine </li></ul><ul><li>(if trained) </li></ul>
  • 6. Medication Back-Ups May Not Administer <ul><li>Discretionary Medications </li></ul><ul><li>Medication via Nebulizer or Injection </li></ul><ul><li>Any other medications that do not have: </li></ul><ul><li>- Pharmacy Labeled Bottle </li></ul><ul><li>- Valid Healthcare Provider’s Order </li></ul>
  • 7. The Six “Rights” of Medication Administration <ul><li>Right Student </li></ul><ul><li>Right Medication </li></ul><ul><li>Right Route </li></ul><ul><li>Right Dose </li></ul><ul><li>Right Time </li></ul><ul><li>Right Documentation </li></ul>
  • 8. Documentation of Medication Administration <ul><li>Medication Administration Records </li></ul><ul><li>- Standard MAR </li></ul><ul><li>- Asthma MAR </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>- Employee Signature & Initials </li></ul>
  • 9. Additional Considerations: <ul><li>Confidentiality </li></ul><ul><li>Give full attention to the task of medication administration. </li></ul><ul><li>Wash hands prior to and after medication administration. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact OHS x6368, if any questions arise during medication administration. </li></ul>

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