Medication Skills for Care
Medication Skillsfor Care

Safe Administration of Medication - Refresher

Shorter than our Foundation Course, this half-day (3.5 hours) course seeks to refresh knowledge in experienced staff and gives updates in the legislation and recommendations surrounding medicines administration.

 

It features interactive exercises to re-inforce learning and test understanding.

 

Each delegate receives a comprehensive workbook, our pocket sized 'primer' card, and a Certificate of Completion valid for one year.

Who is it for?

Ideal for care staff who require a refresher and are based in:

- residential care homes,

- care homes with nursing,
- domiciliary care organisations,
- extra-care housing schemes, and
- supported living.

Course Aims

The course covers essential areas such as:

- Laws, legislation & medicines,
- Roles & responsibilities of staff,
- Safe handling, administration & management of medicines,
- Record keeping,
- Recognising & dealing with problems.

Learning Outcomes

Following successful course completion, trainees will be able to:

- Outline medicine laws and legal categories,
- Describe prescription & labelling requirements,
- Understand the importance of dosage directions,

- Know support levels, rights and responsibilities with medicines,
- Safely select, administer, store & dispose of medicines,
- Maintain accurate records,
- Recognise some side-effects & what action to take
- Describe protocols for homely remedies & "when required" medicines.

Booking

This course is very popular, early booking is essential, please email or call to discuss your requirements:

- The cost is charged per delegate excluding VAT
- Minimum number of delegates per session is 8, maximum of 16

- Depending on your location from the nearest pharmacist trainer, mileage may be chargeable @ 45p per mile.

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