Medication Administration at Home in Singapore
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An Introduction to Medication Administration
When we think of medication, tablets, pills and syrup that we get from general practitioners often come to mind. However, there are many other routes to administer medication. One common example is insulin injection.
While it may seem like a simple process, it’s extremely important to get it right. Medical professionals are encouraged to aim for the following guideline when administering medication to avoid error: the right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route, and the right time.
Common Issues with Medication Administration
For most of us, medication administration through oral and topical routes is quite manageable. We just have to make sure we take or apply the correct dosage — which is often indicated on the label attached — at the correct time.
However, certain groups of people may need additional support and reminders. For example, an individual with dementia may forget to miss their medication or take an extra dosage because they forgot that they’ve taken it before. Seniors with multiple chronic illnesses may also find it hard to keep track of their complicated medication schedule.
Injections, on the other hand, can be tricky to administer. Insulin injections are simple enough to administer but have to be taken at the right times, usually multiple times a day. Those undergoing regular IV therapy such as chemotherapy or sustained courses of antibiotics may also require professional assistance.
Medication Administration at Home
Pillboxes are one way to organise your medication, especially for seniors with multiple chronic conditions. For seniors with dementia, it will be best to have a dedicated caregiver to look after them and make sure they take the correct dosage at the correct time and frequency. Those who need help with injections and IV drip treatments can consider engaging home nurses.
If you need support, our multi-disciplinary team of caregivers, nurses, doctors and therapists at Homage can help to develop personalised holistic care and medication management plan for your unique care needs.
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Top questions about Medication Administration
What are the different ways to administer medication?
Common ways of medication administration include:
- Intravenous or IV (into a vein)
- Oral (by mouth)
- Intramuscular (IM) injection (into a muscle)
- Subcutaneous (SC) injection (under the skin)
- Intrathecal Therapy (within the spinal canal)
- Rectal administration (through the anus)
- Topical administration (applied to a particular place on or in the body)
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