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Medication Awareness

Learners will need to complete our training skills for trainers day before they attend any of our Train the Trainer course days. Please note that this is only compulsory if you have never attended one of our Train the Trainer course days before. You do not need to complete our training skills day if you have already attended.

 

In all likelihood, you will have an individual in your care who needs medication at some point in your career. Health and social care workers are often called upon to administer medication. If you work in health or social care, you need a sound Medication Awareness. This course equips you with all you need to know.

 

This is a highly informative course that’s designed for all staff that may be called upon to administer medication to a patient. However, it’s very useful to have a good Medication Awareness even if you’re not administering it. 

 

In a discussion and practical setting, you will learn about the complexities of handling medication in the workplace and the kinds of responsibilities you have as a health and social worker in working with it. 

 

The more you know about the drugs you are administering and their possible side effects, the better equipped you will be to handle any unforeseen situation that arises with an individual in your care.

 

During the session, you'll cover:
Understand what is a drug, what is medication and why people take them
Consider the roles of others with the management of medication process
Discuss the task of administration and the need for a person-centred approach
Understand relevant law and best practice
Understand the 8 ‘Rights’ supporting the administration of medication
Discuss common errors and issues relating to medication
Be aware of useful sources of support.


This full or half-day course comprises an engaging mix of activities with fellow learners (maximum fifteen delegates). You’ll be asked to complete a simple multiple-choice assessment after you take the course. You will receive a certificate once you have passed the assessment.

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