Making sure the residents get their tablets: medication administration in care homes for older people.

@article{Barnes2006MakingST,
  title={Making sure the residents get their tablets: medication administration in care homes for older people.},
  author={Lynne Barnes and Julianne Cheek and Roger L. Nation and Andrew Gilbert and Lisa Paradiso and A. Stewart Ballantyne},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={
          190-9
        }
}
AIM This paper reports an exploratory study of issues concerning the nursing practice of altering medication dose forms prior to administration of medicines to residents in homes for older people. BACKGROUND Medication use and administration is a major issue in residential homes for older people. Research suggests that the alteration of medication dose forms in these homes is a widespread practice. Despite its prevalence, there is limited nursing or pharmaceutical literature exploring the… CONTINUE READING

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