Medication administration principles (half day)

This session is aimed at staff who support or administer medication and covers good practice in relation to the administration of medication but is not an assessment of an individuals’ competency to administer medication which would normally be undertaken in the workplace by a competent supervisor. Information in this session relates to Care Certificate Standard 12; Health and safety (medication)

Learners will gain awareness of;

  • Legislation and regulations (inc in house policy procedure as applies)
  • Core values relating to medicines and responsibilities of care workers
  • Reasons for medicines; eg anti-inflammatory , antibiotic
  • Side effects and contra-indications
  • Types of administration – topically, orally, instilling, rectal. injection
  • Prescriptions and labels – reading and understanding – include over counter, POM
  • Collection, storage, disposal
  • Drug errors; mistakes, changes
  • Medication records, paperwork
  • Refusals; omissions; capacity; consent; covert reporting and recording
  • Controlled drugs
  • Administration- 5 rs process, good/bad practices/ recording


Please note, this course is only available for organisations, we cannot take bookings for individual staff.

We offer a wide range of affordable one day, half day and 2 hour Essentials training courses tailored to your needs. They start at £280 for a half day (3 hours) and £450 for full day training for a group of up to 12 people. We are equipped to deliver training sessions in the workplace or venue of your choosing.

Dates available on arrangement

Q Training (Bristol) Ltd can also create this course for you on arrangement either at your workplace or at one of their locations.

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