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Medication Management

Course Overview:

A one-day workshop covering the key principles and practices regarding managing medicines within the care sector. Medicating is one aspect of care provision that can go seriously wrong, hence the need to get it right. The topic is put across logically, in bite-size pieces, so that people understand, learn, reflect and apply best medication practices. These are invaluable resources for supervisors and managers etc. who want to manage medication standards

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 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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