Medication Safety

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This half day medication awareness course will provide anyone working in a health care setting with the knowledge and skills needed to assist clients with medication.

Course Outline:
The qualification covers the following topics:

  • Different forms of medication
  • Methods of entry into the body
  • Different dispensing methods
  • Procedures for supervision of medication and records
  • Awareness when collecting prescriptions on behalf of others
  • Disposal of expired or no longer required medication

At the end of training the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the legislation that affects the administration of medicines
  • Describe how medication should be stored and recorded
  • Understand the different types of medication and how they work
  • Follow protocols and policies when receiving, storing and recording medicines
  • ¬†Describe common adverse reactions to medication
  • Understand the differences in protocols between various healthcare

Course Duration:
1/2 Day

Course Assessment:
There is a multiple choice assessment paper and the tutor ensures a thorough understanding has been achieved by questions, answers, discussion and practical scenarios

Course Certification:
Delegates receive a fully recognised certificate