MEDICATION AWARENESS & MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
The medication awareness course offers a solid introduction to medications, and is aimed primarily for staff who could be called upon to assist with the administration of medications and for general awareness.
The medication administration course is of a longer duration and includes formal assessment of the administration process, and as such is suited to those required to actually administer medication.
In a three month study over one half of residents were exposed to an attempt to give medications to the wrong resident. “Safety of Medicines in Care Homes” project.
- Introduction and course overview
- Medicines supply
- Types of medicines
- How medicines work
- Adverse reactions
- Storage & disposal
- Monitored dosage systems
- Course evaluation