Control and administration of medicines (level 3)

Overview

The e-learning course provides learners with an understanding of the safe control, handling and administration of medication in both a social and domiciliary care environment. Designed specifically for managers or senior care workers, this course allows candidates to supervise or to administrate medicines directly in accordance with current legal requirements.

Within this course, you’ll also find the “Knowledge Set for Medication” course modules covered as defined by Skills for Care and Development in 2005. Upon successful completion, learners will require to be observed to competently administer a range of medication.

Following a successful completion of both the practical and theoretical aspects of this course, candidates may be recognised by managers as an administrator of medicines.

Learners will cover; 

  • How to describe the key legislation and guidance relating to the safe handling of medicines
  • How to identify the policies and procedures of the safe handling of medicines
  • The  range of support and guidance available of medicines
  • The importance of confidentiality regarding the disclosure of an individual’s medication
  • How to identify the types, purpose and classification of medicines commonly administered
  • The process for the prescribing, dispensing, obtaining and checking of medicines
  • The different ways medicines may be administered, the related rules for administration and level of competence required
  • The importance of checking for, recognising and reporting effect which may occur as a result of an adverse reaction, a contraindication or an interaction between medicines
  • The importance of gaining consent and undertaking a risk assessment prior to the self or secondary administration of medicines
  • The importance of accuracy in the preparation and administration of medicines
  • Identifying the importance of accurate recording when administrating and the refusal of medication and administration errors.
  • Recognising the requirements needed to validate the accuracy of safe storage and recording medicines for their safe disposal

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