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ACHA Med pass training


Cups, Cups, Cups…

Small plsouffle cupsastic cups and the small paper souffle cups always seem to find their way into assisted living facilities. Their use is clear – they simplify the process of staff giving medications to residents whose medications are stored in bottles. Even if your facility uses systems like bingo cards or Medicine On Time your facility will always have a resident that comes along with their own medicine bottles. Examples include residents who get their medications from the VA or residents that have just moved in with previously filled medications.

They are Not Illegal if Used Correctly

The use of the cups to place residents’ medications before giving to them is Not against AHCA regulations. The issue presents itself when the staff passing out the medication doesn’t follow the proper med pass regulations.

Regulations for passing Medication’s include:

So How is it Okay to Use the Cups?

It is okay to use the cups, provided you do the following:

By performing the tasks in this order, you will be following the required actions to follow the medication regulations and you will not be subject to any AHCA deficiencies.

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