Care Worker Competency Assessment

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Care Worker Competency Assessment



Practical Assessment

1. Did the care worker wash their hands prior to and after administering medication?


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2. Did the worker check the dosage on the medication chart to make sure they have measured or counted out the correct dosage prior to administration?


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3. Did the care worker identify the right client, right time, right does and right medication etc?


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4. Did the care worker ensure that the medication had not already been given?


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5. Did the care worker wear gloves when applying topical medication?


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6. Was medicine only administered from containers supplied and labelled from the pharmacy/dispensing doctor?


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7. Was medication correctly dispensed from bottle/packet/blister pack into clear container, adopting a no-touch approach?


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8. Was a fluid offered to client to support medication?


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9. Was PRN medication dispensed and administered correctly and documented?


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10. Was any liquid medication poured at eye level?


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11. Was the liquid bottle top cleaned before putting lid on?


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12. If an inhaler is used, did the care worker clean the inhaler mouth piece, prior to using?


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13. Was the client offered clean water to rinse mouth after use of inhaler?


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14. Did care worker ensure that the medication was swallowed before walking away and signing as "taken"?


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15. Was medication administered in a person-centred manner?


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16. Was the client’s privacy and dignity maintained?


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17. Was the MAR chart signed in black pen immediately after being taken and not before being taken?


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18. Was any declined medication documented clearly with an explanation written as to why it was declined or spoiled?


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19. If declined medication had already been dispensed, did the care worker follow correct disposal procedure?


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20. Was the process witnessed and a second signature obtained on the MAR chart, where two care workers were present?


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21. Was communication with client clear and relevant?


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22. Did care worker answer any questions from client?


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Knowledge Assessment

1. Has the care worker completed medication training?


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2. Does the care worker know what to do if medicines are missing and cannot be found?


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3. Does the care worker understand "homely remedies"?


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4. Does the care worker have a good understanding of the medication policy?


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5. Is the worker aware of the arrangements in place for the safe storage of medication within the individual's home?


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