Safe and Accurate Administration of Medication in Home Care: A Distinction Between Pediatric and Adult Medication Administration

SDL Self Directed Learning


Medication administration is one of a nurse's most important responsibilities.  This self directed e-learning will discuss factors that influence safe medication administration and provide guidelines and practice to promote safe medication administration in the home health care setting.

Criteria for Successful Completion of Activity to claim certificate
  • Complete entire Self-Directed Learning
  • Complete Self-Assessment Checkpoint
  • Complete Post-Test with a passing score of > 80% 
  • Complete evaluation with electronic signature



Target Audience



Learning Objectives

By the end of this course the learner will be able to:


  • identify how administration of medications to a pediatric client differs from an adult client.
  • identify how the 8 Rights of Medication Administration applies to Home Health Care.
  • explain the importance of calculating safe dose ranges.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours (ANCC)
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

No relevant conflict of interest or financial relationships were disclosed for this educational activity by any of the authors or presenters.


Margit Moran, BA RN

Margit Moran is the Associate Director of Pediatric Clinical Education for Bayada Home Health Care.  She has over 30 years of pediatric home care experience with children and their families.  Margit has a passion for education and has developed the curriculum for BAYADA's Nurse Residency Programs.



Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours (ANCC)
  • 1.00 Participation


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