Medication Awareness

This will assist you to comply with National Minimum Standards and the requirements of CQC Guidelines. It provides an understanding of the legislation involved with administering medication and the procedures to be followed when administering medication. Candidates will gain an understanding of the different types of medication, routes of entry into the body and the safe storage of classified drugs.

Course programme covers:medication-awareness

  • Background
  • Legal requirements
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Medication Policy
  • Ordering and receipt
  • Storage of medicines
  • Administration – managing and safe practice
  • The “Five Rights”
  • MAR charts
  • Controlled drugs
  • Non-prescription medicines
  • Managing administration
  • Covert administration
  • Pre-medication checklist
  • Record keeping
  • Managing an adverse reaction
  • Medication errors
  • Medication routes
  • Side effects
  • Disposal of medication