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Administration of Medication in Mental Health Services

Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Mental Health

Course overview

This course has been developed to provide staff working within Mental Health services with the knowledge required in order for them to administer and/ or assist with the administration of medication. The course will look at types of medication which are of a high prescribed use within Mental Health Services.
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 and Community Treatment Orders
 The terms ‘trade’ and ‘generic’ and categories of medicines
 Types of medication, and their purpose, commonly used within Mental Health services
 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 and list the routes
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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