This online Control and Administration of Medicines online training course is designed to provide learners with an understanding of the correct procedures to follow when prescribing and administering medicines, in both a social and domiciliary care environment. Delegates will learn how to keep records of each administration, as well as all incoming and outgoing medicines, so as to ensure that the risk of error is minimised.
About Control and Administration of Medicines Training
Within this course, you’ll also find the “Knowledge Set for Medication” course modules covered as defined by Skills for Care and Development in 2005. Upon successful completion, learners will require to be observed to competently administer a range of medication.
- Developed by professionals
- Accredited by The CPD Accreditation Group
- 100% online, learn at your own time and pace
- Translates into over 100 different languages
- Instant certificate downloaded
Who is it for?
This training is suitable to all staff working within Adult Health and Social Care.
When will I get my certificate?
Once you have successfully passed our course you will be able to download and print your certificate immediately.
Furthermore, the CPD Group has accredited this course, so your certificate will feature the CPD logo and a unique reference number.
Course Outline: Control and Administration of Medicines Level 3
This course is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to handle and administer medications safely and effectively. Whether you’re a healthcare professional or aspiring to work in the medical field, this training will provide you with an understanding of medication control and administration. Here is the content:
Safe Medicine Handling Procedures:
- Understanding the importance of following safe procedures for handling medicines.
- Learning how to store, transport, and handle medicines safely to prevent contamination or errors.
Prescribing, Checking, Obtaining, and Dispensing of Medicines:
- Exploring the processes involved in prescribing medications and ensuring accuracy.
- Understanding the importance of thorough checks and verifications when obtaining and dispensing medicines.
Disclosure and Patient Confidentiality:
- Recognizing the significance of patient confidentiality and maintaining privacy when administering medications.
- Understanding the legal and ethical obligations regarding patient information disclosure.
Patient Guidance and Support:
- Learning effective communication skills to provide guidance and support to patients regarding their medications.
- Understanding the importance of patient education on medication usage, dosage, and potential side effects.
Medicine Classifications and their Properties:
- Gaining knowledge of different medicine classifications and understanding their properties and effects.
- Identifying common medications and their uses to ensure appropriate administration.
Administration Methods and Competence:
- Exploring various administration methods such as oral, topical, and injectable routes.
- Developing competence in administering medications safely and accurately.
Identifying and Reporting Reactions to, or Between, Medicines:
- Understanding common signs and symptoms of adverse reactions to medications.
- Learning how to identify and report any potential interactions or adverse effects between different medications.
Consenting to Secondary Administration:
- Understanding the importance of obtaining informed consent for the administration of medications.
- Exploring the procedures and considerations for administering medications to individuals who are unable to provide consent.
Staff and Patient Risk Assessment:
- Learning how to conduct risk assessments to identify potential hazards or risks associated with medication administration.
- Understanding the importance of assessing patient-specific factors that may impact medication safety.
Administration Preparation and Accuracy:
- Developing skills in preparing and measuring medications accurately to ensure the correct dosage.
- Understanding the importance of double-checking and verifying medication administration.
Keeping Records of Administration, Errors, and Medicine Refusal:
- Learning proper documentation practices for recording medication administration, any errors, and instances of patient refusal.
- Understanding the importance of accurate record-keeping for patient safety and legal purposes.
Storing and Disposing of Medicines Safely:
- Exploring guidelines and best practices for storing medications safely to maintain their efficacy.
- Understanding proper procedures for the disposal of expired or unused medications to prevent misuse or environmental harm.
Relevant Legislation and Guidance:
- Familiarizing yourself with the relevant legislation, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to the control and administration of medicines.
- Understanding your legal responsibilities and obligations in providing safe and effective medication management.
- Safe medicine handling procedures
- Prescribing, checking, obtaining and dispensing of medicines
- Disclosure and patient confidentiality
- Patient guidance and support
- Medicine classifications and their properties
- Administration methods and competence
- Identifying and reporting reactions to, or between, medicines
- Consenting to secondary administration
- Staff and patient risk assessment
- Administration preparation and accuracy
- Keeping record of administration, errors and medicine refusal
- Storing and disposing of medicines safely
- Relevant legislation and guidance