This course covers the appropriate procedure for administering and handling medications, different types of medicines, who can administer medications, side effects, reactions and the rights of those receiving medication. This e-learning session can be accessed via a variety of electronic devices. The programme benefits from narrative scenarios and activities with ongoing assessment making it engaging and interactive.
Aims & Objectives
- Explain the procedures and safe principles of handling medication
- Explain what needs to be recorded and the MAR chart
- Describe how to put into practice the ‘RIGHTS’ of medication administration
- Identify a range of medications, their purposes, route and administration
- Enable you to understand medication labels
- Advise on how to store and dispose of medication safely
- Inform on how to avoid and manage errors
- Improve your awareness of some common side effects of medication
- Describe what to do if a CYP has a severe reaction to medication
Adult Health Care Workers, Social Care Workers, Nursing staff, Adult Day Care/Centre workers, Home Care Staff, Agency staff.
This course will take a minimum of 45 minutes to complete.
This course is accredited by Open Awards – Badge of Excellence