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This Medication Management Level 3 training course is aimed at senior nurses who's role includes the ordering and supply of medication, or nurses who are about to take that on this additional responsibility.
This course consists of two parts that contain the following:
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- ordering and supply of medication
- the process of “transcription” and “reconciliation”
- the storage, recording and disposal of medication
- dealing with drug administration errors
- the 7 Rs of medication
- prescribing via telephone
- as and when required medication
- administration controlled drugs
- covert administration medicines
- homely remedies
- self – medication
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Where Do You Deliver The Medication Management Level 3 Training?
We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. We also have our own venues in the Midlands if you don't have access to a training room. Also, we are able to deliver this training virtually using Zoom (Zoom sessions for this course will only be available for Theory only sessions)
Who Is This Medication Management Training For?
This training is for anyone working within the health and social care sector.
How Many Delegates Can I Have On One Session?
We will deliver this training for a group of up to 12 delegates. For larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.
Who Will Conduct the Medication Management Training?
One of our expert clinical tutors, these are either Nurses or Doctors with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! In addition, we will let you know who is doing the training in advance, you can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.
Medication Management Level 3 Training
This Medication Management Level 3 training course is aimed at senior nurses who’s role includes the ordering and supply of medication, or nurses who are about to take that on this additional responsibility.
Delegates need to be trained at Level 2 before they can undertake this course.
This class teaches attendees how to administer medication to patients safely and correctly. Attendees will learn the proper policies, procedures, and steps that must be followed when giving out medication. This helps avoid potentially dangerous medication errors.
The course covers how different types of medicines work in the human body and how to monitor if they are having the intended effect. Attendees will understand the risks involved with certain medications and how to use them in the safest possible way. Proper handling, storage, and record keeping of medication is another key topic.
Attendees also learn the right actions to take if a patient has an unexpected or dangerous reaction to a drug. The training explains when to seek advice from medical professionals like doctors and pharmacists regarding medications. Techniques for making medication administration easier for patients are covered as well.
Our Medication Management Level 3 course aims to provide healthcare professionals with advanced knowledge and practical skills in managing medication effectively and safely.
In this course, you will explore various modules covering essential aspects of medication management, from ordering and supply to dealing with errors and the administration of controlled drugs.
Our aim is to equip you with the expertise required to ensure the well-being and safety of your patients through proper medication management.
- Course Duration: 4- 6 hours
- Course Level: Level 3
- Certificate: 1-year certificate
- Max Delegates: 12
- Practical: Yes
Course Outline: Medication Management Training
Section 1: Ordering and Supply of Medication
In this section, attendees will learn about the process of ordering and supplying medications within a healthcare setting. They will understand the importance of accurate documentation, stock management, and the role of pharmacy services in ensuring timely and safe medication delivery.
- Understanding the procurement process.
- Maintaining medication inventory.
- Compliance with regulatory standards.
- Ensuring patient safety through proper medication orders.
Section 2: Transcription and Reconciliation
Attendees will explore the critical processes of medication transcription and reconciliation. They will understand how to accurately transfer medication orders from one document to another, ensuring consistency and minimising the risk of errors. The importance of reconciling medications during transitions of care will also be emphasized.
- Transcribing medication orders accurately.
- Reconciliation procedures to prevent errors.
- Reducing transcription and reconciliation discrepancies.
- Ensuring patient safety through precise documentation.
Section 3: Storage, Recording, and Disposal of Medication
This section will cover best practices for the storage, recording, and disposal of medications. Attendees will learn about appropriate storage conditions, including temperature and humidity control, as well as the importance of maintaining accurate medication records. Safe and environmentally friendly disposal methods will also be addressed.
- Safe storage practices for various medications.
- Accurate and thorough recording of medication administration.
- Procedures for the disposal of expired or unused medications.
- Minimizing risks to patients through proper storage, recording, and disposal.
Section 4: Dealing with Drug Administration Errors
Attendees will gain knowledge on how to effectively manage and respond to drug administration errors. They will learn the importance of reporting incidents, conducting incident investigations, and implementing strategies to prevent future errors. Emphasis will be placed on open communication, learning from mistakes, and promoting a culture of safety.
- Identifying common medication administration errors.
- Reporting and addressing errors promptly.
- Minimizing harm and ensuring patient safety.
- Preventing recurrence of medication errors.
Section 5: The 7 Rs of Medication
This section will introduce the 7 Rs of medication administration: Right Medication, Right Dose, Right Route, Right Time, Right Patient, Right Documentation, and Right to Refuse. Attendees will understand the significance of each R and how adherence to these principles enhances medication safety and patient care.
- Understanding the seven rights of medication administration.
- Ensuring each aspect of medication administration is correct.
- Improving patient safety through adherence to the 7 Rs.
Section 6: Prescribing via Telephone
Attendees will learn about the specific considerations and guidelines for prescribing medications via telephone. They will understand the importance of accurate and complete communication, ensuring patient safety and minimizing the risk of errors during telephone prescribing.
- Guidelines for safe and accurate telephone prescribing.
- Ensuring the correct medication and dosage.
- Reducing potential errors in telephone-prescribed medications.
- Complying with legal and ethical standards.
Section 7: As and When Required Medication
This section will explore the concept of as and when required (PRN) medication. Attendees will understand the indications for PRN medications, appropriate documentation, and the importance of monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of PRN drug use.
- Administering medications on an as-needed basis.
- Balancing patient needs and safety.
- Ensuring timely and appropriate administration.
- Patient-centered care in as-needed medication practices.
Section 8: Administration of Controlled Drugs
Attendees will gain knowledge about the safe and appropriate administration of controlled drugs. They will learn about the legal and regulatory requirements, proper documentation, and strategies for preventing diversion or misuse of controlled substances.
- Strict regulations for controlled drug administration.
- Preventing misuse and diversion of controlled substances.
- Safeguarding patient health and well-being.
- Compliance with legal requirements.
Section 9: Covert Administration of Medicines
This section will address the sensitive topic of covert administration of medications. Attendees will learn about the ethical and legal considerations surrounding covert administration, including consent, dignity, and the need for individualized assessment and documentation.
- Ethical and legal considerations of covert medication.
- Maintaining patient dignity and autonomy.
- Safeguarding the rights and well-being of patients.
- When covert administration is necessary.
Section 10: Homely Remedies and Self-Medication
Attendees will explore the use of homely remedies and self-medication practices. They will understand the potential risks and benefits associated with these practices, and how to provide appropriate guidance and support to individuals who choose to use these remedies or self-administer medications.
- The impact of homely remedies on patient care.
- Safely incorporating self-medication into healthcare.
- Providing guidance and education to patients.
- Balancing traditional and self-administered remedies.
Medication Management Training Benefits:
- Gain expertise in medication management, reducing errors and ensuring patient safety.
- Enhance your career prospects in healthcare.
- Understand the legal and ethical aspects of medication administration.
- Improve patient outcomes through accurate and safe medication practices.
Who is the medication management training for?
The Medication Management Level 3 Training course is for healthcare workers and caregivers who handle medications in hospitals, clinics, or at home.
This course is ideal for healthcare professionals, including;
- care workers,
- pharmacists, and
- medical practitioners, who want to advance their knowledge of medication management.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Safely order, supply, and manage medications in healthcare settings.
- Transcribe and reconcile medication orders accurately.
- Store, record, and dispose of medications following best practices.
- Effectively respond to medication administration errors.
- Apply the 7 Rs of medication administration ((Right Medication, Right Dose, Right Route, Right Time, Right Patient, Right Documentation, Right to Refuse) for patient safety.
- Prescribe medications via telephone following guidelines.
- Administer as-needed medications in a safe and patient-centered manner.
- Comply with regulations for controlled drug administration.
- Make informed decisions regarding covert administration of medicines.
- Understand the impact of homely remedies and self-medication on patient care.
Course Duration: Medication Management Level 3 Training (4 Hours)
In just 4-6 hours, our Medication Management Level 3 Training offers an in-depth understanding of medication handling.
This course will equip you with essential skills to ensure the safe and effective management of medicines.
Questions and Answers
1. What is medication management training?
Medication management training is a program or set of instructions that helps people learn how to handle and administer medications safely and effectively.
It teaches individuals the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure that medications are used correctly.
2. How do you practice medication management?
To practice medication management, you should follow prescribed guidelines, administer medications at the right time and in the correct way, keep accurate records, and involve patients in their treatment plans. It’s essential to prioritize safety and accuracy.
3. What is the role of medication management?
The role of medication management is to ensure that medications are administered safely, correctly, and consistently. It helps prevent medication errors and adverse effects, promoting the well-being of patients.
4. What should medication training include?
Medication training should include information on drug names, doses, administration techniques, potential side effects, proper documentation, and strategies for patient education.
Training also emphasizes safety and adherence to regulations.
5. What are the key elements of medication management?
The key elements of medication management include ensuring the right medication, dose, route, time, and patient, documenting correctly, and respecting the patient’s right to refuse treatment.
6. Why is medication training important?
Medication training is essential to prevent medication errors, which can lead to serious health problems. It helps healthcare professionals and caregivers ensure the safe and effective use of medications.
7. Is medication management a nursing intervention?
Yes, medication management is often considered a nursing intervention. Nurses play a crucial role in administering and monitoring medications to ensure patients receive the right treatment.
8. What are the 3-way checks of medication administration?
The 3-way checks of medication administration involve verifying the medication:
- a. When taking it from storage
- b. When preparing it for administration
- c. Just before administering it to the patient
This triple-check system helps prevent errors.
9. What are the 8 rules of safe medication administration?
The 8 rules of safe medication administration include ensuring the right patient, right medication, right dose, right route, right time, right documentation, right to refuse, and the right evaluation of the medication’s effectiveness.
10. What does MAR stand for in medication?
MAR stands for “Medication Administration Record.”
It is a document that healthcare professionals use to record the administration of medications to patients, ensuring accurate tracking of medication usage.
11. Do you need to be trained to give medication?
Yes, you generally need proper training to give medication. Healthcare professionals, such as nurses and doctors, receive formal education and training, while caregivers and family members may undergo specific medication management training to ensure safe administration.
12. How can I improve my medication administration skills?
To improve your medication administration skills, consider taking a medication management course, staying updated on drug information, following guidelines carefully, and seeking feedback from experienced professionals. Practice and attention to detail are also essential.