Medicines Administration (with simulated competencies)

Advanced Clinical Solutions Ltd
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

A 2 day intensive course designed and developed in conjunction with Bristol Care Homes, aimed at Nursing / Care Home carers who are new to medicines management and administration.

During this 2-day intensive workshop, we assess your competence at administering: tablets and capsules, oral liquids, topical medicines, inhalers and eye drops using a structured assessment checklist.


You will attend our Accredited Practical Workshop in Medicines Administration where you will learn:

  • What documentation and support plans do service users require to ensure medicines are given in a person-centred way.
  • How to ensure medicines are given at the correct times
  • Signposting to useful resources
  • Mixed monitored dosage system (MDS)?
  • How should you record medicines given from original packs?
  • Pharmacy labelling
  • How to check once opened dates and expiry dates
  • 7 rights of administering medication
  • Administering oral liquids
  • Administering topical items
  • Administering inhalers
  • Eye drop instillation


  • State the regulatory requirements for assessing staff competence to administer medication
  • Procedure for dealing with medication errors
  • Demonstrate how to administer tablets and capsules
  • Demonstrate how to administer oral liquids
  • Demonstrate how to administer topical items
  • Demonstrate how to administer inhalers
  • Demonstrate how to administer eye drops

You will be assessed at administering the above items by the trainer

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