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Medication Awareness

Ascend Learning Solutions

This Medication Awareness training provides an overview of how to manage residents’ medical needs; the legal responsibilities involved; how to deliver, store, and dispose of medication, and effectively manage doses.

Who should complete the course?

This course is for those working in health and social care who wish to gain knowledge in medication awareness, or as a useful annual refresher course.

Aims

To gain an awareness of the legislation surrounding medication, and the processes for the safe supply, storing and administration of medicines.

Outcomes

By the end of the course, delegates will have the skills to:

  • Outline key legislation surrounding medication
  • Define key terminology
  • List different routes for the administration of medication
  • Describe how to respond to a medication error
Course Content

Course Content

  • Legislation / The Law and medicines
  • Classification of medication
  • Legal categories of medication
  • Types of medicines
  • Prescriptions / PRN
  • Roles, responsibilities and boundaries
  • Safe handling of medication
  • Safe practice in administration of medicines
  • The Five Rights of Administration
  • Self-Administration
  • Homely remedies
  • Topical medicines
  • Inhalers
  • Anti-coagulant therapy
  • Reactions to medicine
  • Storage
  • Unwanted medication
  • Side effects of medication
  • Record keeping

Duration

Half day (3 hours)

Assessment

Observation and participation.

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