Medication Aide Education, Supervision, and Work Role by Long-Term Care Setting

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Delegation, Education, Long-term Care, MACE, Medication Aides, Patient Safety, Practice, Research
Medication aides are unlicensed assistive personnel who administer medications. A survey was developed to provide insights into medication aide education, supervision, and work role. Items were derived by reviewing the literature and regulations. Data were analyzed by calculating percentages over all respondents, followed by breaking out data by type of work setting. In some cases, state regulations were incorporated to determine the percentage of responders who were performing tasks that regulations stated they should not perform. Study implications are discussed.
Jill Budden, PhD
Budden, J. S. (2012). Medication aide education, supervision, and work role by long-term care setting. Geriatric Nursing, 33(6), 454-464.