Introduction to Medication Administration

Caring Footsteps
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This half day course provides the theoretical knowledge for care staff working in care homes, nursing homes, domiciliary care & supported living who administer medication as part of their job role.

Please Note: This session does not provide competency for an individual to administer medication in the workplace. The responsibility for this is the competent person in the workplace


  • Describe what is medication administration
  • List legislation, policies, procedures & guidance
  • Explain the roles & responsibilities related to medication administration
  • Describe the categories of Medication
  • List the routes of medication administration
  • Describe the ‘Rights’ of Medication Administration
  • Explain the role of MAR Chart, documentation & recording in medication administration
  • Understand the process for receiving, storage & disposal of medication
  • Understand the rights of an individual, including consent, capacity, self administration, refusal & covert medication administration
  • Describe adverse reactions & medication errors


3 Hours

Bespoke Sessions

This course is available to groups on a bespoke basis. Please contact us for further information and pricing.

Other Information:

  • All training sessions have been written using Skills for Care Induction Related Training, part of recommendations for CQC Providers Guide (2015).
  • Where possible content is evidence based.
  • All sessions are regularly reviewed to ensure the most up to date evidence is used.
  • Sessions will be adjusted to meet the needs of your organisation.
  • In addition to the training sessions Caring Footsteps currently delivers, bespoke training can also be written and delivered.

Caring Footsteps will provide theoretical information and materials for training provided, however it is the providers’ responsibility to declare individuals attended training competent to practice. Caring Footsteps will not declare any individual competent to practice.

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