Safe Administration and Handling of Medication

Who is This Course For?

This course is intended to support learners to become familiar with the requirements to safely handle medication, covering broad types, classifications and forms of medication, this course will provide practical support for the use of medication that reflects social care principles and values with emphases on the importance of accurate documentation.

Course outcome:

At the end of the course learners will be able to:

  • Identify common types of medication, there use and categories of medication
  • Describe common routes administration
  • Understand the legislation, policies procedures and guidance of the safe handling and administration of medication
  • Demonstrate agreed ways of working in ordering, receiving, storage and disposal of medication, including controlled drugs.
  • Understand the administration process and the 8 Rs
  • Demonstrate and promote the rights of individuals through consent, self-medication, privacy, dignity, confidentiality
  • Understand what to do when medication is refused,
  • Identify practical difficulties that may arise and understand what to do about it
  • Correctly use a MAR sheet and body map chart and good record keeping
  • Reflect and evaluate current ways of working

Course Duration:

The trainer will carry out an on-going assessment

Certificate of attendance will be issued to all learners that have demonstrated that learning has taken place throughout the session and course outcomes have been met.

The course can be delivered at locations to suit the client.
Maximum number of delegates per trainer is 15

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