Upcoming Programmes in Medication Management
Medication management is an integral aspect of clinical practice for midwives and nurses. It is vital that midwives and nurses practice safely to ensure that women and babies receive quality care (Scope of Nursing and Midwifery Practice Framework, NMBI, 2015).
Midwives and Nurses who participate in this study day are engaging in Continuing Professional Development. In the Centre for Midwifery Education we commit to an andragogical approach to learning in which proactivity, enquiry and autonomy feature predominatly (Quinn, 2013). As a result we acknowledge that midwife/nurse participants are adult learners who have exisiting knowledge and a wealth of experience and therefore utilise teaching strategies that encourage reflection, dialogue and debate. Continuing Professional Development contributes to the maintenance and enhancement of competence and is expected of every midwife and nurse (Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives, NMBI 2014). Value is placed on the experience, expertise and ability of programme facilitators to impart evidence based knowledge.
This course aims to facilitate registered midwives and nurses to update and enhance their knowledge in relation to safe practice of medication management
- To critically analyse midwives and nurses' professional and legal responsibilities in the management and administration of medications.
- To identify and examine common medication errors in clinical practice and how they can be prevented.
- To discuss clinical risk issues in relation to medication management.
- To explore pharmaceutical aspects of medication management .