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Medication Awareness

Duration

1 day

Course Overview


This course will give health care workers an opportunity to explore issues surrounding drug and medication administration, thereby raising awareness and developing an understanding of this subject.
Refreshment of this qualification is recommended at least every 3 years.

Course Content

  • Recognising the range of support needs that different clients may have with taking medication
  • Recognising your role in supporting safety, effective use of medicines and independence when supporting clients with medication
  • Administering medicines to clients
  • Storing medication
  • Disposing of medication
  • Managing controlled drugs
  • Record keeping
  • Actions to be taken in the case of adverse reactions
  • Obtaining information about commonly prescribed medicines
  • Understanding the medication & special needs of different client groups
  • Demonstrating the characteristics of medicines used in your own workplace

Methods of Delivery


Delegates will be involved in group work, theory and personal reflections.

  • Learning Objectives
  • Audience
  • Training Considerations
  • Certification
  • Related Courses

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the clinical meaning of drugs
  • Identify the different forms of medication, system of naming and grouping
  • Understand how drugs work, their effects, side effects and interactions
  • Review the 8 principles of handling medication
  • Highlight best practice in sourcing, storing, administering, recording and disposing of medicines
  • Understand the importance of choice, consent and mental capacity

Target Audience

Individuals, including volunteers, in the social care field whose work includes administering medication to clients.

Training Considerations

Delegates should familiarise themselves with the procedures for medication administration at their workplace.

Certification

The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

Related Courses

Health & Safety
Infection Control
 
Medication Awareness
DURATION: 1 day

COURSE OVERVIEW
This course will give health care workers an opportunity to explore issues surrounding drug and medication administration, thereby raising awareness and developing an understanding of this subject.
Refreshment of this qualification is recommended at least every 3 years.

COURSE CONTENT
· Recognising the range of support needs that different clients may have with taking medication
· Recognising your role in supporting safety, effective use of medicines and independence when supporting clients with medication
· Administering medicines to clients
· Storing medication
· Disposing of medication
· Managing controlled drugs
· Record keeping
· Actions to be taken in the case of adverse reactions
· Obtaining information about commonly prescribed medicines
· Understanding the medication & special needs of different client groups
· Demonstrating the characteristics of medicines used in your own workplace

METHODS OF DELIVERY
Delegates will be involved in group work, theory and personal reflections.



LEARNING OBJECTIVES
· Understand the clinical meaning of drugs
· Identify the different forms of medication, system of naming and grouping
· Understand how drugs work, their effects, side effects and interactions
· Review the 8 principles of handling medication
· Highlight best practice in sourcing, storing, administering, recording and disposing of medicines
· Understand the importance of choice, consent and mental capacity


TARGET AUDIENCE
Individuals, including volunteers, in the social care field whose work includes administering medication to clients.

TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS
Delegates should familiarise themselves with the procedures for medication administration at their workplace.

CERTIFICATION
The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

RELATED COURSES
Health & Safety
Infection Control

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