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WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Heartland for Children is the not-for-profit agency responsible for the foster care system in Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Holy Family Institute

Sister Linda Yankoski, President/CEO

The Council On Accreditation provides all stakeholders involved in the delivery of social services the assurance that the organization is credible, effective, and is committed to quality improvement. The COA process is an important tool for anyone involved in leading an organization to establish best practices and buy cheap cialis online maintaining and generic viagra updating these practices over time.
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Purpose

Comprehensive, systematic, and effective risk prevention and viagra fast delivery management practices reduce the agency’s risk, loss, and liability exposure.

FOC
PA-RPM 3: Medication Control and discount cialis online viagra brand Administration

The agency ensures safe, uniform medication control and administration.

Note: Please see the Medication Control and Administration Policy and cialis overnight Procedure Tool - Private, Public, Canadian, Network for additional assistance with this standard.

Note: PA-RPM 3 does not apply to foster care and viagra tablet weight kinship care homes. See PA-FKC 16.03.

NA The agency does not prescribe, dispense, administer, or store medication.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • Medication management procedures/protocols
    • Medication logs
    • Documentation of medication management training provided to personnel
    • Interview:
      1. Direct service and generic cialis soft tabs supervisory personnel
      2. Medical personnel, as applicable
    • Facility observation

  • FP
    PA-RPM 3.01

    Personnel directly involved in medication control and administration receive training and demonstrate competence in medication control and administration, and knowledge of applicable legal requirements.

    Interpretation: Personnel who have not completed training must work under the supervision of qualified staff.


  • FP
    PA-RPM 3.02

    When medication is initially prescribed, the agency or the prescribing physician:

    1. obtains the written, informed consent of the service recipient, and/or a legal guardian:
    2. fully explains the benefits, risks, and alternatives.

    Interpretation: The agency obtains consent for over-the-counter medication, either at the initiation of service or upon administration of the medication.

    NA The agency does not prescribe medication.


  • FP
    PA-RPM 3.03

    When individuals are receiving prescription medication, administration of over-the-counter medications should be done in consultation with a qualified medical professional to identify possible adverse interaction of medications.

    NA The agency does not prescribe or administer medication.


  • FP
    PA-RPM 3.04

    Protocols and pfizer viagra controls governing the proper administration and buying cialis next day delivery storage of medication include:

    1. locked, supervised storage with access limited to authorized personnel;
    2. packaging in childproof containers and labeling with the name of person served, medication name, dosage, prescribing physician name, and number or code identifying the written order;
    3. appropriate disposal of out-of-date or unused medication, syringes, medical waste, or medication prescribed to former persons served;
    4. a record of who received medications, what medications were dispensed or administered, and when and by whom medications were dispensed or administered;
    5. protocols for the administration of over-the-counter medications; and
    6. a prohibition against dispensing drug samples without a prescription.

    Interpretation: Storage of medication in a secure, central location with access by authorized personnel only is an effective risk management measure and best practice. However, COA recognizes that some programs, such as shelters and safe homes, allow clients to store medications in a safe, lockable personal space (e.g., individual lock boxes or private use lockers). In these instances, agencies can demonstrate implementation of the standard by providing protocols, procedures or other documents that demonstrate that they have acknowledged the potential risks of this method and subsequently taken appropriate measures to minimize those risks. Agencies also need to clearly communicate that clients are personally responsible for administering and storing their own medications. For example, intake processes that stipulate what clients are allowed to store in their secure, personal space and assign responsibility of the space to the client can support this approach to storing medication.

    Note: Elements d., e., and f. do not apply to agencies that only store medication. 

    Note: Please see Facility Observation Checklist - Public for additional assistance with this standard. 

    NA The agency does not dispense, administer, or store medication.


  • FP
    PA-RPM 3.05

    Personnel observe and assess the effects of medication on the service recipient and consult with medical professionals, as necessary.

    NA The agency does not prescribe or administer medication.

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