• Ensure that the MAR Charts are in the same order as the medication MDS trays e.g.patient or room number.
  • Medication is checked against the MAR Charts and booked into the Home stating the quantity received, the date they were checked and the initials of the person who completed the process.
  • Check that the medication matches the details on the label. Details which should be specifically checked are:
  1. The drug is the same as that on the label.
  2. The quantity received is the same as that on the label.
  3. The strength of the medication is the same as that on the label.
  4. The medication has been placed on the correct colour-coded hoop for its administration time.
  5. Carry-forward figures must be used where appropriate for auditing purposes.