Medication Management for Older People

Delivery Method: Face-to-face

Course Content:

Aim: this course provide Registered General Nurses, Registered Mental Nurses and Carers an in-depth knowledge in medication administration highlighting safe and effective ways of delivering drugs to patients and residents. This interactive day will include discussion, group work, scenarios and case studies.

Specific topics to be covered:

  • Legal and Professional Issues
  • Legislations and Laws in Medication and healthcare
  • Patient mental capacity and understanding of drugs being given
  • Infection Control in Medication Administration
  • Handling, storing and disposing
  • Prescribing, checking, obtaining and dispensing of medicines
  • Medication types and indications
  • Medications that cause falls
  • Locale Policy and Guidelines
  • Routes of Administration
  • Steps in drug administration
  • Anaphylaxis assessment and management
  • Crushing tablets medicine
  • Covert Medications
  • Common Medication for older people
  • The Rights in drug administration
  • Controlled Drugs
  • Medications errors and how to prevent them
  • Documentation, confidentiality and record keeping
  • Drug calculations
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