Authors: Joyce CS Ho, Irene KC Chau, SY Chan and KM Lo
Errors in medication administration in residential care homes of the elderly often lead to adverse outcomes. Our community geriatric assessment team launched an educational series to a group of 26 nursing homes on medication safety management. A Pre- and post-education questionnaire/audit was performed to access the level of knowledge, skills and compliance in correct medication management. Results showed that a significant improvement can be seen with educational sessions.
Keywords: medication administration, community care, geriatric care, health education