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Introduction to Safe Handling of Medication

Course Overview:

Medicating is one aspect of care provision that can go seriously wrong, hence the need to get it right. This is a half-day workshop designed to explain the basics of medicines management in the care sector

Course Outline:

: Taking responsibility
: Uses of medication
: Taking medication
: Types of drugs
: Non-prescription medication
: Medication register
: Contraindications
: Tolerance
: Dependence
: Consent
: Authorised persons
: Medication record entries
: Reading prescriptions
: Medication changes
: Labels, correct v. faults
: Medication receipt
: Medication storage
: Correct administration practices
: Advance preparation
: Infection control
: Medication trolleys
: Interruptions and distractions, managing them
: Medication administration records
: Observation
: Finishing medication correctly
: Do and don't instructions
: Crushing
: Covert medication
: Dosage errors
: Disposal of medicines
: Specialised techniques
: Controlled drugs
: Self medication
: Compliance aids
: Monitored dosage systems (MDS)
: Home care issues
: Preventing and managing medication errors

Course Duration:

1/2 Day

Course Assessment:

There is no final assessment. The tutor ensures a thorough understanding has been achieved by questions, answers, discussion and practical scenarios


Course Certification:

Delegates receive a certificate of attendance

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