Medication Audit 1

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Medication Audit 1

Recording Of Medication

1. Proper completion of MAR chart (photograph of resident, name, date of birth, allergy status).


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2. Medication protocol put in place when PRN medication is used.


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3. MAR charts have no missing initials and signatures.


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4. "Refused" and "as required" medication recorded correctly on MAR chart.


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5. Any exceptions of medicine administration recorded appropriately on MAR chart.


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6. Medication protocol in place for PRN medication (staff can recognise residents require the medication if they are unable to verbalise).


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7. Care plans available and up-to-date for PRN medication.


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8. GP is notified when resident refuses their medication 3 or more times.


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9. In the case of variable dose prescriptions, there is a clear record of quantity administered.


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10. TMAR charts are fully completed (Cream/Ointment administration chart).


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11. Record of any ointment/cream administration by staff is present.


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12. Any prescribed creams/ointment when administered by staff is recorded and signed on the TMAR chart.


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13. Any home remedies that are put in practice are appropriately recorded.


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14. Evidence available of appropriate use of the pain assessment tool and administration of analgesia is informed.


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15. MAR charts checked at each shift handover to ensure their completion.


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16. Record and signature available for any prescribed thickening agents that are administered.


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Ordering & Receiving Medication

1. Record available of all medication ordered.


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2. All medicine from other sources like hospital received and properly recorded.


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3. MAR chart fully completed (date of receipt, amount received and running stock balance).


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4. MAR chart signed by 2 team members to confirm receipt of all medicine.


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5. Pharmacy medicine checked thoroughly (copy of prescriptions available and recorded in MAR).


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6. Copy of FP10 available for each medicine of each resident.


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7. Master prescription list available and signed by GP.


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8. Any verbal instructions of prescriber checked and recorded by 2 team members.


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9. Any verbal instructions only to be received for any dosage changes (not new prescriptions).


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10. Any verbal instructions confirmed in writing by prescriber within 24 hours of instructions being given.


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11. There is no overstocking of medicine present.


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Controlled Drugs

1. All controlled drugs stored securely in a locked cupboards (complies with Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1973).


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2. Controlled drugs register available in use.


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3. Register of controlled drugs are signed by 2 team members for each activity (administration, receipt, disposal).


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4. Controlled drug records are up-to-date (receipts, administration and disposal of drugs).


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5. Balances of quantities are regularly checked (at least weekly by 2 skilled team members).


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6. Controlled drugs are disposed of appropriately.


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