Supports coordinators have a valuable role on the health care team. As nonclinicians, supports coordinators are not expected to know all of the side effects of various medications. However, some knowledge about medications and their potential side effects is necessary to help individuals access needed services.
This information guide provides a strategy that will help supports coordinators decide if a change in an individual’s behavior or physical condition may be the side effect of a medication.
WHO might be experiencing medication side effects?
Anyone who is taking medication, but especially:
WHAT might cause medication side effects?
Any medication can produce side effects, but pay special attention to:
WHEN might medication side effects occur?
Side effects can occur at anytime, but pay special attention when:
WHERE can supports coordinators get more information about medication side effects?
WHY should a supports coordinator be concerned about medication side effects?
Side effects caused by medications can:
HOW should a supports coordinator proceed if an individual exhibits a change in behavior or physical condition that may be due to a medication side effect?