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2. The ACTION booklet is divided into 5 Major Sections.

Each Section deals with the various


problems you could have when administrating medications to clients.

SECTION A This Section deals with the 5 Rights of taking medication. They are…
Right Patient/Client - Right Medication – Right Dose – Right Time – Right Route
Also considered Rights; Right Day – Right Expiry Date – Right Documentation

SECTION B deals with the Physical or Cognitive problems you could have when administrating
medication. They include clients that have problems seeing, difficulty hearing, problems
preparing or opening medication bottles, problems remembering or do not understand.

SECTION C This section deals with Barriers and other problems the client might have.
These include clients that are unwilling to take the medication as prescribed, financial difficulty
paying for prescriptions, have no transportation or unable to leave home, need more caregiver
support with medication and clients that keep old/expired medication or store their medication
incorrectly.

SECION C This Section deals with any changes in the client’s condition. They could include
changes in bowel patterns and bladder function. Behavior, memory, mood or thinking patterns.
Mobility such as walking standing up feeling dizzy. Changes in appetite, energy level and sleep
patterns should also be noted. A change in the patients comfort level.

SECTION D Changes in the clients’ medication. Any changes to medication, due to visits from
the doctor or visits to the hospital. All these changes should be noted.

2. The ACTION booklet is divided into 5 Major Sections. Each Section deals with the various problems
you could have when administrating medications to clients.
SECTION A This Section deals with the 5 Rights of taking medication. They are…
Right Patient/Client - Right Medication – Right Dose – Right Time – Right Route
Also considered Rights; Right Day – Right Expiry Date – Right Documentation
SECTION B deals with the Physical or Cognitive problems you could have when administrating
medication. They include clients that have problems seeing, difficulty hearing, problems preparing or
opening medication bottles, problems remembering or do not understand.
SECTION C This section deals with Barriers and other problems the client might have.
These include clients that are unwilling to take the medication as prescribed, financial difficulty paying for
prescriptions, have no transportation or unable to leave home, need more caregiver support with medication
and clients that keep old/expired medication or store their medication incorrectly.
SECION C This Section deals with any changes in the client’s condition. They could include changes in
bowel patterns and bladder function. Behavior, memory, mood or thinking patterns. Mobility such as
walking standing up feeling dizzy. Changes in appetite, energy level and sleep patterns should also be
noted. A change in the patients comfort level.
SECTION D Changes in the clients’ medication. Any changes to medication, due to visits from the doctor
or visits to the hospital. All these changes should be noted