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Effective record keeping and ordering of medicines: A quick guide for home care managers providing medicines support

Adults may need support to manage their medicines safely and effectively, and for some people this will be provided as part of a home care service. This quick guide covers two important aspects of medicines support – record keeping and checking and ordering medicines. Information includes:

  • Completing a medicines administration record (MAR)
  • Making sure medicines are available when needed
  • Managing over-the counter medicines
  • What to expect from health professionals

Download the guide here.

There is also a NICE (National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) online quick guide for home care managers providing medicines support.

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