• Ensure at all times that the administration of medicines is conducted in a way which respects the individual rights, dignity, privacy, cultural and religious beliefs of each service user.

  • Always wash and dry your hands thoroughly before and after the administration of medicines, or any medicine-related treatments.

  • Ensure that the service user's MAR charts (medicines administration records) are available and that the medication to be administered is clearly listed.

  • Ensure that you have all the necessary equipment for safe administration, including tissues to clean up spillages, a supply of clean medicine pots, drinking glasses/beakers and a fresh supply of water.

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