The Administration of Medication in Schools training course is designed to teach staff how to care for children with medical needs, the legal responsibilities and the safe administration of medicine. This online course is specifically for those who work in the education sector.
The aim of this Administration of Medication in Schools training course is to greater increase your knowledge on how to implement and maintain a safe and effective system for administering medication.
The key points covered in this course are:
On completion of this Administration of Medication in Schools online training course, learners should know and understand the following:
Since all staff have a duty of care towards the safety and welfare of children in their setting, our training specialists often get asked about this Administration of Medication training course. We have put some of the most commonly asked questions below.
Teachers are not legally obliged to administer medication to children, or to supervise them taking it.
However, all schools must have a policy in place that dictates how they will minister medicines and teaching unions advise that they shouldn't give medicine to children unless they've had the appropriate training or information.
The basic requirements for medication administration in schools are to have the correct medication policies and procedures in place and ensure you have a teacher or member of staff with the appropriate training or information on how to administer medication for those that need to take medicine during school hours or on school trips.
At some stage in life, most children will need to take medication at school, whether that's antibiotics or insulin to control their diabetes. It's important that teachers or school staff take Medication Administration training because it means they are fully trained and have the appropriate information to safely administer medicine to pupils, along with understanding the laws that apply and the requirements for consent forms and record keeping.
Our Administration of Medication in Schools will teach your staff the necessary skills and knowledge they require.
Our online Administration of Medication in Schools courses are available 24/7, anytime, anywhere. Perfect for staff with busy schedules or difficult shift patterns.
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