HSG Medication Awareness

The Health and Safety Group Ltd
Delivery Method: eLearning
It is strongly recommended that users must complete classroom training first before undertaking this E-Learning refresher course.

Medication administration is an essential and key area of user/patient care. Healthcare workers are not only responsible for the safe delivery of medication but also upholding dignity, encouraging independence and respecting choices the service user/patient makes.

This is an excellent update for any member of the healthcare team who has the responsibility of receiving, storing, administering and disposing of medication.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify relevant legislation
  • Understand the 8 R's of medication administration
  • Recognise common medication
  • Understand the importance of record keeping
  • Identify prescribed medication
  • Understand common errors that can occur


  • Legislation
  • The 8 rights of medication administration
  • Classification & Types of medication
  • Routes into the body
  • Maintaining records - MARs
  • Prescribing Medication
  • Types & Reasons for errors
  • Storing & Disposing of medication
  • Self-Administration & supporting independence
  • Contra indications, allergies and overdoses
  • Monitoring Dosage Systems

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