OUT05 MEDICATION AUDIT
Weekly in frequency - separate form for each location to be completed.
Date of medication audit
Location of medication audit
Community spot check
Flat 1 - Ampthill Road
Flat 2 - Ampthill Road
Flat 3 - Ampthill Road
Name of coordinator or manager completing the audit
STORAGE OF MEDICATION - Please tick if correct process followed
Medication is stored in a lockable cabinet and the key is secure
Medication is separated where there is more than one person dwelling in this location
Medication contains pharmacy label identifying that the medication is for the individual in question
Medication that has been opened has been labelled with the date that the medication was first opened.
Medication has not expired or is not due to expire within 2 months
any homely remedies have confirmation from the GP that staff can support the individual with these and they do not contradict any other medicines
When required medication is stored separately so that the individual or staff do not confuse this with daily medication
There is sufficient when required medication (Please highlight to office where further "when required" medication should be ordered with the individual).
Medication is being stored as per the instructions of each medication storage.
There is sufficient Personal protective equipment, medication pots, syringes available
There is a max and min thermometer present and the temperature has been recorded twice daily where the individual is unable to effectively manage their medication
ORDERING AND STOCK MONITORING, DISPOSAL AND RETURNS OF MEDICATION - Please tick if correct process followed
Medication is signed in and out effectively to ensure that the persons medication stock is monitored. This is undertaken on the signing in and out log.
"When required" medication is audited weekly to ensure that the person does not run out of appropriate PRN.
Daily medication is audited twice daily where an individual has given consent for their medication to be administered to them. There should be a signature from the administerer and the checker for each time medication is administered.
There is a Returns folder present with Outreach signed returns slips for any medication that has been returned to the pharmacy and signed by Pharmacist.
Daily medication is audited on a weekly basis to ensure that the correct amount is present.
There are prescription slips securely stored for individuals to obtain repeat medication and the date of the next cycle is clear for the individual or staff supporting to ensure this is ordered.
Stock is correctly stored within blister packs/ labelled boxes/ original containers and visual checks do not identify any issues with the medication.
Spot check of one daily medication and one PRN
Daily Medication stock audit
Name of medication being audited
Total amount present
MAR chart checked and tallies with amount present, amount that was signed in, amount administered.
Stock is in sealed packaging and has been stored appropriately
PRN Medication stock audit
Name of PRN medication being audited
Total amount present
PRN amount tallies with what is recorded as administered on the MAR chart and total amount signed in to the location.
Outcome of PRN has been logged in health section of daily record
ACTIONS FROM STOCK AUDIT (IF APPLICABLE)
ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION - Please tick if correct process followed
All staff who are presently administering medication have undertaken competency checks within the last 12 months (Please check the matrix for this) and their medication training is in date.
MAR charts have been completed effectively and there are no gaps
Any MAR charts that have been handwritten have been checked by a second person and have been double signed. All relevant GP information, date of birth and allergy information is recorded correctly on this MAR chart.
Any cream administration or solution administration has a relevant body map identifying the specific administration areas as directed.
Each individual who is supported with medication has a pain scale and guidance for the administration of any "when required" medication within their care plan.
Any "When required" medication that has been administered has been logged with the time and dose on the MAR chart and also the outcome of the administration logged in the health section of the daily records.
Individuals being supported with medication administration have a specific risk management plan around medication that is in date.
Staff observed to be involving the person fully with the administration process and ensuring dignity and respect throughout. Staff have gained consent from the person before beginning the administration process
Please list any actions required - The person completing this audit is responsible for ensuring actions have been completed in a timely manner.
AUDITOR TO SIGN
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