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Introduction to the Safe Handling of Medicines

Course Description:
This is an introductory course aimed at staff working within children’s social care (in the child’s own home) and other settings who’s main role is to prompt, support or administer medication mainly from monitored dosage systems. The course covers the basic information needed to support the safe handling of medicines.

Course Outline: 

  • Understand the difference between prompting, supporting and administering medicines.
  • Understand the roles of those involved in safe handling of medicines
  • Gain an overview of some of the primary pieces of legislation covering the safe handling of medicines.
  • Understand the 7 rights of medication administration
  • Understand medication record keeping including and use of Medication Administration Records.
  • Labelling of medicines
  • The main routes of administration
  • Correct equipment for administering medicines
  • Cover the knowledge needed for administration of oral, topical, instilled (eye & ear drops) inhaled (not including nebuliser) medicines
  • Dealing with medication errors and refusal

Course Duration:

The trainer will carry out an on-going assessment and practical observation

All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance

The course can be delivered at locations to suit the client or at one of our training venues
Maximum number of delegates per trainer is 12