Guidance Sheets 11 to 21

11 Topical medications

A guide to administering topical medication, expiry dates and quantities used for different areas of the body. A Topical Medicines Application Record sheet (TMAR) is also included.
Topical medications v6_2019

12 Storage and expiry dates

Key points for storing medication correctly and checking expiry dates.
Storage and expiry dates v5_2018

13 Insulin

To support care homes with diabetic residents prescribed insulin. Information includes the different types of insulin, devices, monitoring and early warning signs of ‘hypos’ (low blood sugar).
Insulin v5_2018

14 Meeting with a drug representative

Tips on how to deal with drug representatives including questions to ask when meeting with them.
Meeting with a drug representative v5_2018

15 Accurately listing a resident’s medicines (medicines reconciliation)

What is medicine reconciliation? When should it take place? What problems might occur? Who should be involved? Not forgetting the 6 R’s of administration.
Accurately listing a resident’s medicines (medicines reconciliation) v5_2018

16 Inhaler technique and respiratory conditions

How to help your residents use the different types of inhalers and how to solve common problems with inhaler usage.
Inhaler technique and respiratory conditions v5_2018

17 When required medication

How to safely administer and record “when required” (PRN) medication.
When required medication v5_2018

18 Missed doses of medication

Actions to be taken when a resident has missed a dose of medication, including a list of high risk medication (eg warfarin, methotrexate, insulin).
Missed doses of medication v3_2017

19 Using bisphosphonates: Osteoporosis medication explained

What are bisphosphonates, how they work, side effects, how they should be taken and how to record on the Medication Administration Record (MAR) sheet.
Using bisphosphonates: Osteoporosis medication explained v3_2018

20 Just in case medication (anticipatory prescribing)

When “Just in case” medication should be used, storage and record-keeping requirements. A list of common “Just in case” medication is included.
Just in case medication (anticipatory prescribing) v5_2018

21 Homely remedies

Guidance on when it is appropriate to use a homely remedy and record-keeping requirements. 
Homely Remedy List inc Template v3_2018

Guidance sheets 22 to 29 continue to next page

Guidance sheets 22 to 29

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