Safe Handling of Medication

To enable the course member to have a good understanding of medication, the safe administration of medication and record keeping.

Description

Who Will Benefit?

Staff, care workers and senior care workers in health and social care sector.

What is the Main Aim of the Course?

To enable the course member to have a good understanding of medication, the safe administration of medication and record keeping.

What Will I Learn?

  • Explain the importance of maintaining the service user’s privacy, dignity, independence and choice

  • The importance of gaining consent from service users at all times

  • Legislation relating to medication in the care sector

  • Introduction to medication, storage and dispensing, documentation

  • Knowing boundaries when assisting with medication

  • Types of medication available and the possible routes these might be given

  • Safe administration of medication in a care environment, accountability

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