Medicines Administration in Care Homes – Promising Practices
How can we improve the safety of giving medicines to people living in care homes?
Medicines are a vital part of keeping people well and improving our quality of life. Residents of care homes often have complex needs, which in turn means many residents are prescribed multiple medications. Often residents rely heavily on their carers or nurses to access the medicines they need.
The vast majority of medicines are given as intended, but we know from academic research that on occasion, some are not. Mostly these incidents result in no harm, but there is potential that medicines given incorrectly can have serious consequences; unnecessary suffering, hospitalisation or even death.
We believe that the Promising Practices Event offers a unique opportunity for professionals across health and social care to explore the implications of medicines administration in care homes and will encourage us to reflect on our own practice in light of the practice of colleagues. We aim to learn with and from others and to consider approaches that may work, and identify what will not work, in improving medicines administration practices across our organisations.
We look forward to seeing you there on 6th February.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions about the event.