Taking Medications Safely

To optimize the effects of medications and lower the risk of complications, it is very important to check that medications are being taken appropriately and correctly. This starts with a management system that helps with monitoring and scheduling. Activity 5.1

Watch

This is a fun and interesting short video by Dr. Mike Evans about medication safety: One Simple Solution for Medication Safety (9:00)

The following five slides highlight strategies that you could use to assist a person in taking their medications correctly and as prescribed.

 Activity 5.2

Try a Tool

A medication chart is a helpful tool to track important information about the medications you are managing in one place. It is the best way to manage medication safely. When completed, this chart may help you monitor symptoms and communicate with others. For an example of a medication chart, see the Medication Chart Template.