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Administering Medication

Course duration: one day

Venue: The course can be delivered at the customer’s venue subject to the availability of a suitable area.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for residential or domiciliary care workers requiring Introduction/2 medicine awareness training, as outlined in the CSCI guidance to inspectors.

The course covers:

  • Medication Legislation and Law
  • Why control drugs and poisons
  • Categories of medication
  • Record keeping
  • Administration of medication
  • Travel and holidays
  • Travel and holidays
  • Storage
  • Disposal
  • Consent

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Aim of Qualification

  • Support service users who are self-medicating
  • Administer medication within their care setting
  • Have an understanding of legislation, policy and procedures
  • How to maintain medication records
  • The correct procedure for collection, storage and dispose of medicines
  • Understand the classification of medicines and types of medicines
  • Reporting mistakes, recognising and reporting changes
  • Recognising side effects and their symptoms

Assessment Methods

The method of assessment, to ensure that learners have gained the required knowledge, skills and understanding relating to Administering Medication:

  • Formative assessments – a range of informal assessment procedures throughout the course.
  • Competency assessment- Learners are required to successfully complete a test paper.