IRTS Health Services and Medication

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IRTS Health Services and Medication

  1. Health Services:

    • Health Screening: Within 72 hours of admission, clients are screened for health issues by a registered nurse (RN).
    • Physical Health Monitoring: Ongoing monitoring of clients’ physical health needs through monthly assessments or more frequent assessments if needed.
    • Referral Coordination: RN offers referrals and coordinates care with psychiatric and medical services.
    • Notification of Client Health Concerns: Staff must notify RN of any client health concerns not documented in the care plan.
    • Emergency Situations: Life-threatening concerns are reported to emergency services (911) before contacting the RN.
  2. Medication Storage:

    • Medication Storage: Medications are stored on-site in their original containers, with separate storage for external use and Schedule II drugs.
    • Acceptance of Medications: Only the RN is authorized to accept client medication supplies.
    • Client Medication Storage: Client-stored medications must be approved by the RN and kept in a locked container, unless deemed a health and safety risk.
    • Private Medication Supplies: Must have a written order from a licensed prescriber and a prescription label with the client’s name.
  3. Medication Orders:

    • Written Orders: All medication orders must be written by a licensed prescriber.
    • Emergency Orders: Non-written orders are accepted only in emergencies, with RN consultation within 48 hours to obtain a written order.
    • Confidentiality and Informed Consent: Medication orders are confidential and clients are informed of potential effects and side effects before medication is prescribed.
  4. Medication Administration:

    • Assessment and Assistance: The RN assesses each client’s ability to self-administer medication and provides assistance as needed.
    • Medication Distribution: Medications are kept in locked areas, and the RN keeps records of medication orders and any incidents.
    • Documentation: All medication use is documented, including Schedule II-V medications, which require a second staff person’s verification.
  5. Staff Training:

    • Training for Staff: Staff who administer medications receive training on psychotropic medications, side effects, and medication management.
    • RN Responsibility: The RN ensures the effectiveness and safety of medication administration and trains staff to cover services when the RN is unavailable.
  6. Medication Management:

    • Education: Clients receive education on medication compliance and benefits.
    • Monitoring: The RN and program director monitor the effectiveness of medication storage, orders, administration, and staff training.

IRTS Health Services and Medication

  1. Health Services:

    • Health Screening: Within 72 hours of admission, clients are screened for health issues by a registered nurse (RN).
    • Physical Health Monitoring: Ongoing monitoring of clients’ physical health needs through monthly assessments or more frequent assessments if needed.
    • Referral Coordination: RN offers referrals and coordinates care with psychiatric and medical services.
    • Notification of Client Health Concerns: Staff must notify RN of any client health concerns not documented in the care plan.
    • Emergency Situations: Life-threatening concerns are reported to emergency services (911) before contacting the RN.
  2. Medication Storage:

    • Medication Storage: Medications are stored on-site in their original containers, with separate storage for external use and Schedule II drugs.
    • Acceptance of Medications: Only the RN is authorized to accept client medication supplies.
    • Client Medication Storage: Client-stored medications must be approved by the RN and kept in a locked container, unless deemed a health and safety risk.
    • Private Medication Supplies: Must have a written order from a licensed prescriber and a prescription label with the client’s name.
  3. Medication Orders:

    • Written Orders: All medication orders must be written by a licensed prescriber.
    • Emergency Orders: Non-written orders are accepted only in emergencies, with RN consultation within 48 hours to obtain a written order.
    • Confidentiality and Informed Consent: Medication orders are confidential and clients are informed of potential effects and side effects before medication is prescribed.
  4. Medication Administration:

    • Assessment and Assistance: The RN assesses each client’s ability to self-administer medication and provides assistance as needed.
    • Medication Distribution: Medications are kept in locked areas, and the RN keeps records of medication orders and any incidents.
    • Documentation: All medication use is documented, including Schedule II-V medications, which require a second staff person’s verification.
  5. Staff Training:

    • Training for Staff: Staff who administer medications receive training on psychotropic medications, side effects, and medication management.
    • RN Responsibility: The RN ensures the effectiveness and safety of medication administration and trains staff to cover services when the RN is unavailable.
  6. Medication Management:

    • Education: Clients receive education on medication compliance and benefits.
    • Monitoring: The RN and program director monitor the effectiveness of medication storage, orders, administration, and staff training.