About Safe Handling of Medication
This course is for those working within the care sector and those dealing with the management of medications. It provides candidates with the skills and legal knowledge to reduce accidents and deaths caused by medication errors. By the end of the course, candidates can promote the safeguarding and well-being of those under their care. This course is CQC compliant, allowing for better management quality of medications.
How long will this course take?
This course is 6 hours and spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course would be ideal for those working within the care sector and dealing with the management of medications.
What are the main points covered?
The main points covered by the course are the legislation and codes of practice, the medication process of prescribing and dispensing, administration and record-keeping of it, learning how to manage a medication error and side effects and finally learning about storage and disposal.
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.
Safe Handling of Medications Outline
- Introduction and explanation.
- Legislation and codes of practice.
- Roles and responsibilities.
- Medication and risks.
- The medication process, prescribing and dispensing.
- Administration and record-keeping.
- Managing a medication error.
- Side effects.
- Storage and disposal.
Safe Handling of Medications FAQs
Why do I need this course?
This course is important for those handling medications as these can be very critical and delicate situations. The medication comes with many risks as it can be quite dangerous if administered wrong or given the wrong amounts. It can also have side effects that can be managed or avoided through proper record-keeping.
Why is record-keeping of medication administration important?
Through proper record-keeping, carers and doctors can identify if a person is having side effects to medication and will be able to correct it with medicine that can counter the previous one. Record keeping also created a log of what medication you take and when to administer the next lot safely.
How will this course help me?
By the end of the course, candidates will have the skills and the legal knowledge required to reduce accidents and deaths caused by medication errors, therefore promoting the safeguarding and well-being of individuals under their care.
Why is it necessary to have proper disposal of medications?
Proper disposal of unused medication can reduce the risks of accidental poisoning, which can lead to illness or death if products aren’t stored and/or discarded properly.