Medication Awareness

Course Information

Provides employees with a good understanding of medication. Administration of Medicines to Adults in social care settings as defined by Skills for Care (2011).

Course Objectives /Aims & Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes:
  • To make staff more aware of handling, administering and managing medication
Course Aims:

On completion of the course delegates will be able to;

  • State good handling practises
  • List how medication should be received and stored
  • Understand the importance of correct management of medication

Course Outline

The qualification covers the following topics:
  • Receipt of medication
  • Storage of medication
  • Administering of medication
  • Mar Sheet
  • Patient monitoring
  • Disposal
  • Drug errors
  • Herbal remedies and contraindications

Intended for

  • All employees in the health and social care sector

Modes of delivery

  • Presentation
  • Group discussion and activities
  • Assessment

Benefits Perceived by the Delegates

  • Understanding of medication
  • Correct storage of medication
  • Correct administrating of medication
  • Attendance Certificate

Course Duration

  • 3 hrs

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