Administration of Medication for Looked After Children



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 animated scenarios and activities with on-going 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


Course Audience – Practitioners in the Looked After Children’s Sector.

Course length – 20-30 minutes.


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