Medication Audit 2

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Medication Audit 2

Storage Of Medication

1. Internal and external medication stored separately.


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2. All "in use" medicines are securely locked.


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3. Any discontinued medicines securely stored (locked cabinet).


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4. All medicine storage rooms, trolleys and cupboards clean and tidy.


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5. No inappropriate items stored in the medicine room, cabinets or trolleys.


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6. Keys to the medicine storage room only held by the nurse in charge of the shift/staff responsible for administering the medication.


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7. Medicine trolley securely fixed to the wall when not in use.


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8. Risk assessment put in place for any residents that keep their medication in their rooms and are appropriately stored.


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9. Cream, liquids and tablets all stored separately.


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Administration Of Medication

1. List of team signatures and initials available and up-to-date.


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2. Photographs of each patient with their record of medication up-to-date and available.


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3. All medicines kept in original packaging and administered from it.


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4. Directions made on the label of container of medication is clear and no changes are made by other team members.


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5. Each resident has sufficient supplies of prescribed medication for the whole month.


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6. Dates of opening recorded on short-life medicine by the administering staff.


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7. All medicine in use within their expiration date.


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8. Correct procedures put in practice when administering medication (medicine taken from original packaging, administered and MAR chart is signed by staff administering it).


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9. Any refusal of medication or non-administration is accurately recorded.


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10. Notification of GP is carried out when residents persistently refuse medication and this is recorded.


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11. Record of GP reviewing all residents' medication is available (at least annually).


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Disposal Of Drugs

1. Records kept of medicines being disposed of or returned to the pharmacy.


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2. Records available and up-to-date of pharmacy waste collectors signatures.


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3. Copy of MAR disposal log printed off and signed by waste collector.


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4. Records kept of all medicine transferred out of the care home (in the case of discharged residents).


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5. Container for disposal of medication is stored securely in locked room.


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6. Records to confirm once resident has died medication is kept for a period of 7 days.


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