Online Medication Awareness training for care homes, domiciliary care and those working in health and social care. Precisely designed and continuously updated according to best practices to ensure CQC compliance. Medication administration, relevant legislation and safe storage and disposal are included in this Medication Awareness training course.
The aim of this online Medication Awareness training course is to greater increase your knowledge of medication administration, how to store and dispose of medication, its risks, and the relevant laws and legislation.
The key points covered in this course are:
Knowing more about medication in health and social care settings is essential for the safe administration of medicine and avoiding mishaps. That’s why we have put together common medication questions our training experts get asked.
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Become certified in Medication today and enrol on our Medication Awareness training course. It covers the below questions in more depth!
Administration of medication is giving medicine to a person.
As there are different routes medicine can be taken by the body, the method of administration can differ depending on this and the person.
Professional training should be given for medication administration as if it's done incorrectly, it can be very dangerous. Our Medication Awareness course will train your staff in the correct knowledge and skills they require.
Medication training is necessary because giving medication is more complex than you may think. It isn't just about giving the patient a glass of water and a handful of pills. Understanding the wider implications surrounding medication is important and valuable knowledge to have.
Care workers should also know how to store and dispense medication correctly, keep records up-to-date and understand the relevant legislation around the administration of medication.
The 5 rights of medication administration, also known as the 6 rights of medication administration, are designed to reduce the risk of error in administrating medication and to protect people from any accidental harm. The main 5 rights are:
A medical practitioner or a registered nurse should administer medication in a care home if that care home is registered to provide nursing care. If it isn't, the law doesn't prevent health care assistants or assistant practitioners (both with or without nursing) from administering medicines in care homes if they have gone through the appropriate training and are competent. However, the care home manager and staff should keep this regularly under review.
All staff administering medicines must follow the care home's policies and procedures about managing medicines.
The 4 categories of medication are General Sales List (GSL), Controlled Drugs, Pharmacy Medicines and Prescription Only Medicines (POM). They each have different marks to help identify them:
There are 6 routes of medication administration and the chosen route is dependent on varying factors, including the illness, illness severity, the needs of the patients and their condition. The 6 most common routes of medication administration are as follows:
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