About Medication Awareness
This course is suitable for a range of care settings. Once completed the course, candidates will be up-to-date with the current government and CQC guidelines. Candidates will also understand the course of action needed to administer medication safely. The training course will also help learners understand practical problems related to privacy and information protection for drug administration.
How long will this course take?
This course is 3 hours and spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is mainly aimed at the care and the medical sectors, but it is for anyone that deals with medication, or works around medication.
What are the main points covered?
The course covers the basics of medication and administration, in addition to record-keeping, confidentiality, current legislation and legal requirements.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Medication Awareness Course Outline
- Introduction to medication.
- Storing and dispensing medicine.
- Documentation, confidentiality and record-keeping.
- Administering medication.
- Reducing and eliminating errors in administering medication.
- Who is accountable and responsible?
- Current legislation and legal requirements.
- Regulatory bodies.
Medication Awareness FAQs
What is medication awareness?
Medication awareness is a training course designed to teach individuals the procedures required to safely administer and document patient medication. This course fully complies with current CQC guidelines.
Why is documentation important in medicine?
Many different healthcare professionals may be involved in the treatment of a single patient. Inaccurate documentation can lead to incorrect dosage, adverse reactions being misdiagnosed and patient recovery times extended.
Who is the medication awareness course for?
The medication awareness course is primarily for care professionals working in the health and social care sector. It gives a basic introduction to the safe storage and dispensing of medication to patients and record-keeping practices.
Does the course cover patient confidentiality?
Yes the course also covers the confidential aspects of patient medication. It also looks at who is accountable and responsible for administering medication as well as current legislation and legal requirements.