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Roles and Responsibilities of Health Care Aides in Medication Assistance Programs: Clinical Evidence and Guidelines

Last updated: July 4, 2011
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Project Status: Complete
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

1. What is the clinical evidence on the roles and responsibilities of health care aides in medication assistance programs? 2. What are the guidelines and recommendation on the roles and responsibilities of health care aides in medication assistance programs?

Key Message

Limited evidence from one non-randomized trial indicated that health care aides did not commit more medication errors than registered nurses or licensed practical nurses; no evidence-based guidelines or recommendations were identified on the roles and responsibilities of health care aides in medication assistance programs.