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Side Effects, Adverse Reactions, and Medication Errors

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Side Effects, Adverse Reactions, and Medication Errors
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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Common Reasons for Medication Errors
  • Common Adverse Reactions a Resident May Experience
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Side Effects, Adverse Reactions, and Medication Errors Info:

Course Description

This course will address the process when a resident refuses medications, adverse drug reactions, and medication errors. A 16 minute video is also included in this course and will demonstrate why all residents should be closely monitored for adverse reactions, side effects and allergies during the medication management process.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:
  • 1. Explain the common reasons for medication errors.
  • 2. Define medication side effects and adverse reactions.
  • 3. Name various common adverse reactions a resident may experience in an assisted living or residential care Community.
  • 4. Identify the procedure when a resident has an allergic reaction to a medication.


Course Outcomes

Hour One
  • I. Resident Refusal of Medications
  • II. Adverse Drug Reactions
  • a. Drug – Drug Interactions
  • b. Drug and Food Interactions
  • c. Drug Allergies
  • d. Reasons for Increased Risk
  • e. Drug Information and Warnings
  • I. Medication Guides
  • ii. Consumer Medication Information
  • iii. Prescription Drug Labeling
  • iv. Nonprescription Drug Label (“Drug Facts”)
  • v. Black Box Warnings
  • III. Medication Errors
  • a. Causes of Medication Errors
  • b. Preventing Medication Errors
  • i. Follow Six Rights
  • ii. Always Read Label Three Times
  • iii. Question the Use of Multiple Tablets to Provide a Single Dose of Medicine
  • iv. Question Any Change in the Color, Size, or Form of a Medication
  • v. Beware of or Look Up Trade and Generic Names
  • vi. Refer to Medication Reference Materials Before Giving an Unfamiliar/New Medication
  • vii. Avoid Giving Medications Prepared By Another Person
  • viii. Always Prepare Medications in a Quiet, Well Lit Place
  • ix. Follow Six Rights with Each Medication You Prepare
  • x. Follow Existing Medication Administration Policies and Procedures
  • c. If A Medication Error Occurs
  • I. Do Not Panic/Do Not Be Embarrassed
  • ii. Do Not Try to “Fix” a Missed Dose by Giving a Medication at The Wrong Time
  • iii. Do Not Attempt to Remedy The Situation on Your Own.
  • iv. Contact the Prescribing Physician or Authorized Prescriber to Inform him/her that a Medication Error has Occurred.
  • v. Carefully Follow Whatever Instructions the Prescriber gives you.
  • vi. Follow Your Community Policy Regarding Notifying the Resident’s Responsible Party.
  • vii. Carefully Document the Medication Error, Including What the Prescriber Told You to Do, the Condition of the Resident and Your Actions.
  • viii. Assist Your Supervisor in Completing An Incident Report.
  • ix. If the Medication Error Causes and Emergency Situations Contact 911 Before Doing Anything Else.


Instructor: Laura Gumban, LVN

Laura Gumban, LVN is currently the Resident Care Coordinator at the Eskaton Lodge Brentwood in Brentwood California. There, she is responsible or budget maintenance; she is a liaison with the medical community; she interviews, hires, schedules, and supervises clinical staff; she completes resident assessments and quarterly evaluations; and is the director of nursing duties.Laura has been with Eskaton Lodge Brentwood since 2006. Previously she was an MDS Nurse for the Elmhaven Care Center in Stockton, California and was a MDS/TILES Nurse at Heritage Oakes Estates in Balliger Texas.

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