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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