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Providing Medication Administration Training Videos to Treatment Teams

As a healthcare provider, you likely have a team that is expected to understand when and how medication administration takes place for patients, but are you providing proper training on the subject? Whether a hospital, treatment center, or healthcare practice, there are always unique methods and requirements when it comes to administering meds which is why providing medication administration training videos to treatment teams within your practice is absolutely essential. 

At Beverly Boy Productions, we specialize in the production of training videos for healthcare organizations and medical practices. To learn more about producing medication administration training videos that can be used to provide proper training for your healthcare organization, give us a call.

Why Use Video to Provide Medication Administration Training?

Wondering why you should use video to provide medication administration training? Every healthcare organization or practice is different, and administering medications works differently with these practices too. In a hospital setting, protocols might be to get a doctor to sign off before meds are provided whereas in a rehab center the protocol is likely that all patients are provided medication administration at med-pass during a line.

Your healthcare workers, particularly new hires, may not know what the medication administration practices are for your location when they first get started. They want to follow the rules, but they need to know what these rules are. Additionally, they need training to know what to look out for in regards to medication administration, particularly in situations where meds might be shared, avoided, or in other situations where the medication for whatever reason might not be properly taken when administered without supervision or essential protocol.

Additionally, video is the best way to provide medication administration training simply because it is safe! Since there are no actual exchanges of meds when video is involved, you can provide training without worrying about the actual impact of safety on your nurses, healthcare practitioners, or patients during the training process.

Benefits of Medication Administration Training Videos

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The use of medication administration training videos ensures that your staff has the proper knowledge and skills that they need to make proper administration calls, to properly monitor administration of medication, and to follow through with reporting or other requirements. But video particularly has several key benefits over other types of training such as in-person training, shadowing, or the sharing of a training manual.

For example, video has the following benefits:

  • It’s easy to follow and understand.
  • It can be watched over and over for repeat training.
  • It’s convenient and flexible so that employees can learn at their own pace.
  • It’s available from any phone, tablet or device and generally from anywhere an internet connection is available.
  • It’s visible and includes audible support which makes examples much easier to understand than a written text.
  • It’s ideal for a variety of learning styles.

Medication administration training videos can minimize the amount of time that you have to spend training newly hired employees within your healthcare practice without jeopardizing the quality of their training. 

Topics Covered with Medication Administration Training Videos 

As a healthcare practice, if you’re trying to decide how you can properly cover topics for your medication administration training videos, the starting point of what to cover should begin with safety protocols that your practice has in place when it comes to administering meds. Next, consider covering topics directly related to past issues that you may have had with medication administration or known risks. Then you can move onto the lesser known, but still important to cover scenarios such as what to do if medications are not available, how to recognize medication reactions, and how to report changes in medication administration.

It’s very likely that you’ll have other important topics that make sense for your practice depending on whether you operate a hospital, doctor’s office, dental practice, or rehab center. Of course, in the event that you’re creating medication administration training videos for a treatment center where addiction is involved, you’re going to provide different training than you will if you’re operating a dental practice or hospital. 

Producing Professional Medication Administration Training Videos

At Beverly Boy Productions, we specialize in producing professional medication administration training videos. Give us a call to learn more about the process of production or to brainstorm topics that might make most sense for the training in your healthcare practice. 

With more than two decades of experience in the production of medication administration training videos as well as many other forms of training videos across healthcare and other wellness industries, we’re ready to assist you each step of the way. Providing your team with medication administration training videos is absolutely essential to ensuring the safety of your patients, employees, and visitors. Beverly Boy Productions can’t wait to help!