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Safe Medication Administration

This website contains best practice resources for safe medication administration and is not a substitution for formal training. The information provided is designed to provide: easy access to current information; access to other websites that support safe medication administration best practices; and to augment formal training.

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Safe medication administration is not an accident but a well-planned system. This website contains helpful tools and resources to assist with implementing safer medication administration systems and to reduce medication errors.

These tools are designed to be used by all DHS licensed or certified providers, their staff and all other caregivers that provide services for seniors and people with disabilities. Join us in improving outcomes for clients served through DHS.


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Put Your Hands TogetherInfection Control3/7/2013
Video
5th Guy - Hand WashingInfection Control3/7/2013
Video
Don't take this with GrapefruitGeneral Medication Information3/7/2013
Video
Medication Drop-offDisposal3/7/2013
Website
Drug Take-back and Disposal ProgramDisposal3/29/2013
Website
Consumer Med SafetyResources3/29/2013
Website
How to Read a Prescription LabelResources3/29/2013
Website
How to Read OTC LabelResources3/29/2013
Website
How to Administer MedicationsResources3/29/2013
Website
Warfarin (Coumadin)Med High Alert3/29/2013
Lovenox (enoxaparin)Med High Alert3/29/2013
Methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexal)Med High Alert3/29/2013
Fentanyl Patch (Duragesic)Med High Alert3/29/2013
Hydrocodone with Acetaminophen (Vocoden, Lorcet)Med High Alert3/29/2013
Oxycodone with Acetaminophen (Percocet, Roxicet)Med High Alert3/29/2013
Apidra (insulin glulisine)Med High Alert3/29/2013
Humalog (insulin lispro)Med High Alert3/29/2013
Lantus (insulin glargine)Med High Alert3/29/2013
Levemir (insulin detemir)Med High Alert3/29/2013
NovoLog (insulin aspart)Med High Alert3/29/2013
ISMP High-Alert MedicationsResources3/29/2013
Website
Insulin Safety CenterResources3/29/2013
Website
Hand HygieneInfection Control4/4/2013
Poster
Hand HygieneInfection Control4/4/2013
Poster-Spanish
Hand WashingInfection Control4/4/2013
Poster
Alcohol RubsInfection Control4/4/2013
Poster
Wash Your HandsInfection Control4/4/2013
Poster
Advancing Pain Management in OregonTraining Materials4/4/2013
Guide to Safe Pain Medication UsePain Management4/4/2013
Drug InteractionsGeneral Medication Information4/4/2013
Error Prone AbbreviationsSix Rights4/4/2013
Confused Drug NamesSix Rights4/4/2013
Do Not CrushSix Rights4/4/2013
Measuring Liquid Medicines CorrectlySix Rights4/4/2013
Use Medicines SafelySix Rights4/4/2013
Brochure
Misread Medication OrdersSix Rights4/4/2013
Error Prone AbbreviationsSix Rights4/11/2013
Slides
Week 1 Administrator/OwnerSix Rights4/11/2013
E-Card
Children & Teen Psychotropic Medication PolicyChildren's Corner4/18/2013
Website
Six Rights PosterSix Rights4/22/2013
11 x 17 Detailed
Six Rights PosterSix Rights4/22/2013
11 x 17 Basic
MEDcounselor Drug InformationResources4/23/2013
Look Up Drug Facts
MEDcounselor Drug IdentifierResources4/23/2013
Identify an unknown pill
Dangerous "toys"Children's Corner4/23/2013
Protecting Young Children from Medicine MishapsChildren's Corner4/23/2013
Use with caution when adminstering to a childChildren's Corner4/23/2013
Replace bottle stopper with childprof capChildren's Corner4/23/2013
Definitely not a Band-Aid!Children's Corner4/23/2013
Don't Miss the (Decimal) PointSix Rights4/23/2013
Gluten-Free MedicineChildren's Corner4/23/2013
What is a "dropperful"?Children's Corner4/23/2013
Use Only Oral Syringes for Liquid MedicinesChildren's Corner4/23/2013
Expiration Dates MatterGeneral Medication Information4/23/2013
Video
Avoiding Drug InteractionsGeneral Medication Information4/23/2013
Video
Avoiding Medication MistakesSix Rights4/23/2013
Video
Giving Medicine to ChildrenChildren's Corner4/23/2013
Video - English
Giving Medicine to ChildrenChildren's Corner4/23/2013
Video - Spanish
Avoiding Maalox Mix-upsSix Rights4/23/2013
Video
Use Medicines WiselyGeneral Medication Information4/23/2013
Video
Over-the-Counter Drug Facts LabelVideo4/23/2013
Video
Medical Errors from Misreading Letters & NumbersSix Rights4/23/2013
Video
Don't Share Insulin Pens Between PatientsInfection Control4/23/2013
Video
*Basics: Six Rights & Three ChecksSix Rights4/26/2013
Slides
Learning Center - NetLink Class RegistrationTraining Materials4/26/2013
DHS/OHA Learning Center
Learning Center - RegistrationTraining Materials4/26/2013
DHS/OHA Learning Center
Learning Center - Change Your Login or ProfileTraining Materials4/26/2013
DHS|OHA Learning Center
Learning Center - What Classes are You Registered?Training Materials4/26/2013
DHS/OHA Learning Center
Learning Center - About the Learning Center's CoursesTraining Materials4/26/2013
DHS|OHA Learning Center
Warning - Training EpipensMed Warning5/20/2013
Family Care: Keep Track of Your MedicationsMiscellaneous5/20/2013
Family Medication Safety - A Toolkit for FamiliesMiscellaneous5/20/2013
Website
Family Care: Personal Medication TrackingMiscellaneous5/20/2013
Form - Can be filled out electronically
Medications that Cannot be CrushedSix Rights6/13/2013
Week 3 Administrator/OwnerSix Rights6/13/2013
E-card
Week 4 CaregiverSix Rights6/13/2013
E-card
Week 5 Administrator/OwnerSix Rights6/13/2013
E-card
Week 6 CaregiverSix Rights6/13/2013
E-card
Antipsychotic Drugs & Dementia CareGeneral Medication Information6/20/2013
Fact Sheet
Online Drug InformationResources6/26/2013
Website - look up specific drugs
Week 7 Administrator/OwnerSix Rights6/27/2013
E-card
Week 8 CaregiverSix Rights6/27/2013
E-card
Week 9 Administrator/OwnerSix Rights6/27/2013
E-card
Week 10 CaregiverSix Rights6/27/2013
E-card
Medication DisposalDisposal7/1/2013
FDA - How to Dispose of Unused MedicationsDisposal7/1/2013
Website
FDA - Medication Disposal What You Should KnowDisposal7/1/2013
Website
Medications Recommended to be FlushedDisposal7/1/2013
List of Approved Drugs for Flushing
Fingerstick TrainingTraining Materials7/8/2013
Slides developed by Duke University Health Systems
Week 11 Administrator/OwnerSix Rights7/12/2013
E-card
Week 12 CaregiverSix Rights7/22/2013
E-card
Safe Needle DisposalDisposal9/3/2013
Safe Drug DisposalDisposal9/3/2013
EPA Flyer
2013 NetLink Training CalendarTraining Materials9/17/2013
New Dates Available
Week 2 CaregiverSix Rights10/17/2013
Online Pharmacy - Be SafeResources10/24/2013
Video
Online Pharmacy VerificationResources10/24/2013
Search a pharmacy to determine if they are an approved pharmacy.
Warning - Illegal Diabetes DrugsMed Warning10/24/2013
Warning - Counterfeit AdderallMed Warning10/24/2013
Warning - Topical Pain Relievers May Cause BurnsMed Warning10/24/2013
Warning - Insulin ErrorsMed Warning10/24/2013
Warning - Fleet Enema Label MisleadingMed Warning10/24/2013
Warning - U-500 Insulin ErrorsMed Warning10/24/2013
Warning - Confusing Product LabelsMed Warning10/24/2013
Once a Week - Prone to Deadly Dosage ErrorsMed Warning10/24/2013
2014 Training CalendarTraining Materials1/7/2014
DHS|OHA NetLink Training - Six Rights of Safe Medication Administration
Acetaminophen ALERTMed Warning1/21/2014
Recent strength changes in prescription drugs containing acetaminophen and dosing changes for over-the-counter products.

 
 
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