Medication awareness & Medication Administration

MEDICATION AWARENESS & MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

Course Number

SC0105

SC0105.1

Validity

1 Year

1 Year

Duration

1/2 Day

1 Day

Assessment

Continuous

Formal

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.

Suitable for:

Care, Education

Care, Education

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

  • Introduction and course overview

Course Programme

  • Legislation
  • Prescriptions:
  • Types
  • Validity
  • Abbreviations
  • Medicines supply
  • Types of medicines
  • How medicines work
  • Adverse reactions
  • Storage & disposal
  • Monitored dosage systems
  • Records
  • Course evaluation