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Medication Administration (Add on Course)

Our Medication Administration course covers various aspects of legal responsibilities and procedures.

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£120 + VAT

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Programme Outline

Our Medication Administration add on course will take one hour to complete. During this time, we will discuss your legal responsibilities as a medication administrator, as well as the local policies and procedures that you will need to follow. We will also think about the most common medications that you will come across and the classification that applies to different types of medicine. Following the course, you will have a better idea of the side effects and behaviour to watch out for when you prescribe certain medications. Our experienced trainers will also explain why it’s important to keep medical records and the best way recording techniques, so you are able to do this effectively when you return to the workplace. If you find that you make a mistake when administering medicine, it is essential that you report it in line with company procedures. All of the information covered in this training session will prepare you for having to administer medicine in a care setting.

Aims

To improve the student’s knowledge and understanding of medicine administration so that they are able to do this safely and accurately. Medication Administration2

Objectives

Students will have an understanding of how to:

  • Outline their legal responsibility surrounding medicine in the workplace
  • Store, collect and dispose of medication safely
  • Administer the appropriate medication to patients
  • Maintain accurate medical records
  • Describe the different types of medicine and the classification categories that they fall into
  • Identify the principles of safe medication handling
  • Explain why it’s important to report mistakes following the correct procedures. You will also understand the impact that it could have if you fail to do so
  • Recognise side effect so that you’re able to change the patient’s treatment if necessary

Who is the programme for?

Anyone that working in the healthcare sector and has the responsibility of prescribing, administering and storing medication is required to have the appropriate medical training. In the past we have delivered this training session to nurses, care workers and chemists, just to name a few. Please get in touch to find out more.

Add on/Bespoke Course

This course can be added onto any of our other courses or selected as a part of a bespoke course, tailor made to suit the needs of your establishment. The course can be any length depending on what you require but we recommend it as a 1 hour course. For a price as an add on or as part of a bespoke course please contact us on 01772 433080 or email us at info@centaurtraining.co.uk stating your requirements.