Medication

Our Medication Policy and Procedures states the following:

POLICY STATEMENT

Aspire recognises that medications are potentially dangerous and  poisonous and must be treated will all due care and safety.  Therefore, Aspire will ensure that customers and staff are protected by sound policy and procedures for dealing with the administration, or the assistance with administration of  medications, whilst clients are accessing any Aspire Service.

Medication for clients in care or programs MUST be administered:

  • safely
  • appropriately
  • as per policy and procedures

The administration of medication includes but is not limited to:

  • Oral medications
  • Medications via the Enteral Feeding Tube (PEG Feed)
  • Inhalants
  • Epipen®
  • The application of topical ointments
  • Oral drops or liquid medications

Prior to accessing any Aspire Service, a Team Leader must ensure that customers who require the administration or assistance with the administration of medication, have completed a Medication Profile and the Customer file contains appropriate plans for conditions such as:

  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Behaviour
  • and any other medical or relevant plans as required

Aspire staff are NOT permitted to administer medication intravenously, intramuscularly or via any method of insertion (such as suppositories).

All medications should be given in its whole form as received in the Webster PakTM, unless the prescribing Doctor has instructed and documented otherwise.

 

ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION

A customer attending an Aspire Service, who requires prescribed medications during the course of their stay, must have their Primary Carer complete and sign the Aspire Client Medication Form.

All prescribed medications required during services must be in a pre packaged Webster PakTM.