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Tynwald Residential Home Requires improvement

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 18 September 2012
Date of Publication: 29 October 2012
Inspection Report published 29 October 2012 PDF | 48.53 KB

People should be given the medicines they need when they need them, and in a safe way (outcome 9)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Will have their medicines at the times they need them, and in a safe way.
  • Wherever possible will have information about the medicine being prescribed made available to them or others acting on their behalf.

How this check was done

We reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 18/09/2012 and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

The provider was meeting this standard.

People were protected against the risks associated with medicines because the provider had appropriate arrangements in place to manage medicines.

User experience

People we spoke with told us that the staff gave them their medication.

Other evidence

We looked at 10 medicine administration records (MAR) and saw that people received the medicines they were prescribed when they needed them.

We saw that medicines were stored securely and records relating to medicines were kept properly and were up to date. When we looked around the home saw that medicines were stored securely in locked cupboards. We looked at medicines that needed to be stored in refrigerators and saw that staff were recording the temperatures of the refrigerators. This meant that medicines such as eye drops and insulin that needed to be stored at a temperature of 2-8C were being stored appropriately.

We looked at staff training records and saw that all staff who administered medicines had received training in the safe handling of medication.