A risky process
Medication is there to help people. But administering medication in nursing homes is more complex than it may first appear. Mistakes in healthcare planning or in the administration of medicines can lead to emergencies – causing considerable stress for all those involved.
Training based on the mediMethod
Mechthild Hagedorn, a qualified pharmacist, uses the mediMethod in her training courses to share practical knowledge of geriatric pharmacy. The specially developed mediScheme simplifies day-to-day nursing care. It facilitates respectful communication – to the benefit of all those involved.
Quality of life
35 diagnoses, 25 different medicines– this kind of scenario is quite common with very old people. Nursing managers and professional caregivers have to keep track of each individual resident and their medication. A huge challenge. As is taking drug histories during visits to the doctor – either in GP surgeries or in hospitals.
A useful tool
The mediScheme is a figure showing the body with its eleven body systems, which illustrates how diagnoses relate to body systems. Workshops with the mediScheme help participants to plan patient care. When discussing case histories, the mediScheme provides a clear overview of diagnoses and medication.
Safer use of medication
The mediMethod developed by Mechthild Hagedorn lies at the heart of the teaching and consulting services she provides. The method has been developed for nursing staff in nursing homes for the elderly and it can encompass all those who are involved in the care of the elderly person: close family and other relatives, home care and district nursing services, pharmacists and doctors.
Special emphasis is placed on interface management. Whenever possible, the patient is the first person to talk to. Managing medication is an extremely risky process! The mediMethod explains how to monitor the effects of long-term medication use in practice. The real-life situation of the patient and the process of planning their care is the starting point.
Improved safety for …
Geriatric care homes
Less stress in nursing care
Advantage: simpler interface management
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