Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication - Online Course

The Mandatory Training Group
Delivery Method: eLearning

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication – Online Training Course - CPDUK Accredited.

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication - Online CPD Course - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication training course. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

This online Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication training course covers legislation associated with handling medication, procedures for receiving, administering, handling, storing and disposing of medicine, and looking at the most common types of drug administered to individuals in a care setting.

This online Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication training course is ideal for anyone currently working in a role where they need to administer medication or wish to progress into a part of this nature.

Course content

This online Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication training course covers the following sections:

  • Section 1: Understand the legislative framework for the use of medication in social care settings
  • Section 2: Know about common types of medication and their use
  • Section 3: Understand roles and responsibilities in the use of medication in social care settings
  • Section 4: Understand techniques for administering medication
  • Section 5: Be able to receive, store and dispose of medication supplies safely
  • Section 6: Know how to promote the rights of the individual when managing medication
  • Section 7: Be able to support use of medication
  • Section 8: Be able to record and report on use of medication.

    Who is the course for?

    This online Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication training course is suitable for:

    • Domiciliary care workers
    • Home caregivers
    • Locum and agency care workers
    • Community healthcare assistants,
    • Support workers, and
    • Care assistants.

      Course aims

      This online Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication training course aims to:

      • Understand the legislation that governs the use of medication in social care settings and the different legal classification systems, policies and procedures and agreed on ways of working that surround medication.
      • Acquire crucial skills of storing medication in a safe way and disposing of the unused or unwanted medication safely.
      • Understand the importance of key principles that need to be considered when administering medication.

        Learning objectives

        On completion of this Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication online training course, the learner will be able to:

        • Explain the common types of medication and the conditions for which medication is prescribed.
        • Describe the routes by which medication can be administered, the different forms in which medication can be presented and the materials that can assist when administering medication.
        • Record and report on the use of medication, and will be able to report on any problems associated with medication, in line with your organisation’s agreed ways of working.
        • Look at the roles and responsibilities of those involved with prescribing and dispensing medication.
        • Describe how risk assessments are used and how ethical issues relating to medication can be addressed.
        • Support an individual to use medication, how to address any practical difficulties when administering medication and how and when to access further information.
        • Find strategies to ensure that medication is used and administered correctly.

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