Medication Audit Tools and Resources

 

Medication audit tools are used to review and identify areas for improvement within the operational medication system within the aged care facility. They are an integral part of the quality system within the home and serve to ensure that medication systems are not only safe but adhere to required legislative and regulatory requirements, professional guidelines and reflect evidence based practice.
Below are two audit tools available for your use within your aged care home.

Audit Tool (1) – Medication Management
ThDoHA_Guiding_Prinicplese first tool is aligned to the Department of Health and Ageing 2012, Guiding Principles for medication management in residential aged care facilities, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, Australia – A copy may be downloaded via the download page link below

The Guiding Principles for medication management in aged residential aged care facilities is a publication designed to promote safe, quality use of medicines and appropriate medication management within the aged care home. The publication details 17 guiding principles that are reflective of evidence based practice and should be used to review and measure the safety, and performance of the medicine management processes operational within your facility. Each guideline also reflects relevant legislative and regulatory requirements, professional guidelines and aged care quality and accreditation standards and conditions.
After completing the audit tool, any identified areas requiring improvement should be actioned and appropriate staff education facilitated.

Free download Audit tool (1)

 

Audit Tool (2) – PRN Medication Management
This second tool is aligned to requirements for the management including administration of PRN medicines. PRN medicines are if required or needed medicines and clinical assessment and approval by the Registered Nurse is required prior to administration of these medicines by the Enrolled Nurse of Personal Care Assistant.
The audit tool will assist in evaluating the use of PRN medicines in your home as well as meeting of best practice guidelines and requirements. Assessment areas include not only PRN medicine administration but also follow up and evaluation of PRN medication use and reporting and recording requirements associated with the use of these medicines.
After completing the audit tool, any identified areas requiring improvement should be actioned and appropriate staff education facilitated.

Free download Audit tool (2)

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