Medication Administration in the Community - Adult Placement Carers (Jan-1999 Revised October 2010)
The underlying principle of the Medication Administration in the Community - Adult Placement carers is that, wherever possible, service users should be given charge of their own medicines as this will help them keep control over their own lives. Following a risk assessment it may become apparent that some service users will need help. This policy applies to Adult Placement carers only and reflects their responsibilities under the minimum care standards that are required.
The policy outlines the responsibilities of the Adult Placement carer and the procedures they must follow to ensure this is done safely. It includes details of training requirements, recording procedures, and the supply, storage and disposal of medication.