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Safe Handling of Medication

Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Nursing and Health Care

Course overview

This course has been developed to provide staff with the knowledge required in order for them to administer and/ or assist with the administration of medication. Organisational in-house competence based training should be undertaken following this course.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Administration props, care and support plans, example policies and procedures, group discussions, small group activities and risk assessment templates.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
Human Medicines Regulations 2012
Guidance from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
And the following QCF units:
Administer Medication to Individuals, and Monitor the Effects
Support use of Medication in Social Care Settings

Course content

Legislation, policies, procedures, guidelines
The terms trade and generic and categories of medicines
Ordering, storage and disposing of medicines
Routes of medication
When medication is refused
Self-administration by Service Users
When things go wrong
Record keeping
How to administer medication
Signs to look out for with an adverse reaction to medication

Learning outcomes

List legislation, policy and procedures relevant to administration of medication
Outline procedures and techniques for the administration of medication
Prepare for the administration of medication
Administer and monitor individuals’ medication
Explain roles and responsibilities in the use of medication in social care settings
Explain how to receive, store and dispose of medication supplies safely
Know how to promote the rights of the individual when managing medication
Support use of medication
Record and report on use of medication


6 hours

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