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Completion of Medication Administration Records

tdowe | 06th Aug 2009 at 22:09 | 8321 views

Completion of Medication Administration Records (MAR’s) One of the biggest challenges care organisations have is in ensuring that they have good Medication Administration Records and that their nurses and care staff actually complete them correctly. I recently had the pleasure of the company of a gentleman from the Care Quality Commission who told me that medication issues are still the greatest area of concern during inspection visits and particularly record keeping. So what are the issu... more

Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

tdowe | 10th Apr 2008 at 10:40 | 5922 views

What are they and what should you do? Side Effect - An unpleasant effect of a drug that happens in addition to the main effect of that drug. Adverse Reaction - A negative or harmful effect caused by a medicine Interaction - When one medicine affects the way that another medicine works in the body, potentially to a harmful effect. Contra-indication: - A sign that someone should not continue with a particular medicine or treatment because it is or might be harmful. Side effects and adverse re... more
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