Hi, I am new to this forum. I am an LPN over 3 group homes. I am also on call every other week end for all the group homes in our Agency. The staff need no special certification to work at this Agency or to pass medications, they go through a 3 day medication training class.
We have a 94% rate of correct medication passes. It is the 6% of error that concerns me. Does anyone have any suggestions
regarding how to promote the importance of prioritzing correct medication passes.
Example issues: Right med, right time, seasoned staff that 'blow off passing medications', seasoned staff giving medications to the wrong pt., etc.
I know 6% error rate over all is a small number, but these type of errors cause serious medical problems for pts. Such as resp. depression, lethargy, increased seizure activity, pain management left untreated and etc.
The younger generation in this field of health care seem to 'not get' the seriousness/importance for medication and medical treatment for medical fragile persons with D/D. It also seems over the years staff have become less sensitive to the pts. with disabilites. I have been working on designing a training class on Sensitivy. Does any one have any suggestions?? Do you think having staff sit on rock for 2 hours of sensitivity training might give them an idea of what it feels like to be in a w/c and not get repositioned?
Any ideas and suggestions are very welcomed.
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