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Course details

Learning outcomes:

It is important for staff to have up to date knowledge of medicines handling and administration in order to remain confident and competent in the workplace and to reduce the likelihood of medicines errors.

Course content:

  • Legal issues
  • Principles of a medicines policy
  • Storage Administration and Handling
  • 6 Rights of administration
  • Procedure for administration
  • Covert administration
  • Routes of administration
  • Records
  • Disposal
  • Self-administration
  • Homely remedies and over the counter medication
  • Expiry dates
  • Importance of audit
  • Receiving medicines into the service
  • Risk assessment
  • Medicines handling for day trips/ social leave
  • Verbal orders
  • Emergency / interim supplies
  • Dose changes
  • Controlled Drug recording
  • Medicine errors
Course length
1hr OPUS e-learning
Target group
Mandatory training for Adult Social Care staff whose certificate is about to expire.

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