Many participants with a disability require some form of medication. The Coordinator or an appointed leader usually has the responsibility for administering required medication. The person administering medication should have a first aid qualification.
Although each organisation will have its own policy on medications, a minimum requirement should include:
- A medication sign off sheet that is signed by two staff each time medication is administered. This indicates that two people have monitored the correct administration of medication.
- All medication should be in a dosette box/Webster pack that has been prepared by a Pharmacist. This should include the name of the participant, plus a photo. This form of packaging ensures there is no discrepancy as to the quantity of medication and the timing of administration. It also ensures there is enough medication for the duration of the program.
The leader in charge of medication is also responsible for ensuring that medication is kept in a secure place that is accessible when required.