Medication Awareness with Practical Competencies

Course Type: Face to face (inc. video options)
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One of the most significant responsibilities of a health or social care worker is administering medication. The field of medication is vast, and it can be daunting to find yourself handling unknown labels and substances when somebody else’s well-being is at stake.

This course is designed to give you the knowledge and the confidence to handle medication effectively and correctly in the workplace and to identify any potential problems before they arise. Safe storage of medication and other associated issues are included.

During the session, you’ll cover the following:

  • Understand what a drug is, what is medication and why people take them
  • Consider the roles of others in the management of the medication process
  • Discuss the task of administration and the need for a person-centred approach
  • Understand the 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
  • A practical competency assessment.

This course is available as a half or full-day course. It comprises a mixture of engaging activities. Once the course is completed, you will be asked to complete a simple multiple-choice assessment. You will be given a certificate to acknowledge the passing of the course.

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