Residential aged care facilities – Administering the medication regimen

Medication management is an important activity which involves more than mere administration of a medicine prescribed for an elderly in residential aged care facilities. One may need to obtain further medical advice before deciding to administer or withdraw a medication.

Residential aged care facilities must ensure that they have a system which covers all aspects of medication management. The National Residential Medication Chart known as NMRC is specifically developed to offer medication safety for residents and also reduce the workload of aged care staff by making medication management simple and accurate.
Use of NMRC can help residential aged care facilities in several ways which includes reduction in medication management costs, achieving a constant approach to medicine administration, and meeting highest standards of medication management which is necessary for residential aged care facilities accreditation. With electronic medication files, the need for paper based medication signing sheet is no more needed in case of residential aged care facilities.