Assisting Clients/Families With Medication Self-Management

    1. Medication self-management by SHS clients is a strategic priority, especially given the prevalence of polypharmacy clients in the Stoney Nation
    2. Self-management strategies should be individually adapted to each client’s learning capacity and needs as well as being supported by a close collaborative relationship between the primary care provider and the client/family.
    3. Clients learning needs as concerns their medications are assessed by SHS nursing personnel. Verbal and written medication safety-related information shall be provided to clients in easy-to-use language by SHS personnel prior to the initial dose of new medications and when the dosage is adjusted.
    4. All medication self-management interventions, information and client-family teaching provided shall be documented in the clients’ file by Authorized SHS Personnel.