Policies and Procedures

Knowing there are individuals with disabilities or limitations living in your facility, it is imperative that life safety protocols are in place.  It is crucial that staff and residents are properly trained on processes and procedures emergency planning.  The better trained they are, the more effective they will be in an emergency. Emergency preparedness begins […] Read more

Prescribing, Labeling, Packaging, and Storage Must be a written practitioner’s order for EACH prescription medication, OTC medication, PRN medication, and dietary supplements. Must be maintain in their file at all times. Medications for internal consumption and medications for external application must be separated. If unable to do so, putting the external application medications in a […] Read more

I always recommend facilities create at least four Policies & Procedures (or handbooks) to make available to all staff/caregivers and administration.  Medication Management and Administration policies are especially important because it’s a serious and big responsibility. Topics should include, but are not limited to: Practitioner’s Orders Medication Packaging Reordering Medications Process Medication Storage Medication Documentation […] Read more