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Medication Awareness Course

Course Description

This course is ideal for those individuals who have a responsibility for the storing, administering or disposing of medication. It is particularly suitable for those individuals who are just getting into this field or those who are requiring a refresher course.

It will be readily appreciated that working with or distributing medication is a very important role and one which requires a thorough understanding of such issues as relevant legislation, safe administration procedures, possible side effects, the importance of effective record keeping and a range of other matters.

If recipients were given incorrect medication, or the wrong dose, or if the medication was administered incorrectly then there could easily be dangerous consequences.
It is therefore imperative that those individuals charged with such responsibilities are competent and confident with their roles and responsibilities and have a thorough understanding of their duties.

The course is designed to provide a thorough refresher to a number of the different aspects of drugs and medication. A range of topics will be covered, including dispensing methods and procedures, as well as medical record keeping and the proper disposal of expired medication in line with legislation.

Course Duration

This is a half-day course and consists of 3.5 contact hours of theoretical training. In order to keep the students engaged and ensure learning is both enjoyable and effective a range of appropriate teaching and learning approaches are used.

Course Syllabus

The course syllabus includes the following topics:

  • Delegates obligations and that of their employer in regards to the documentation and the administration of medication
  • How medication should be stored
  • Different types of medication and how they work
  • Knowledge of the common adverse reactions
  • The seven guidelines of administration of medication
  • Controlled drugs and oxygen
  • Drug errors
  • Disposal of medication, etc.

Certification

Subject to successful assessment, all participants will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance. It is strongly recommended that all students attend an annual refresher course.

Course Numbers

A maximum of 16 students can be accommodated on this course.

Assessment

All students will be subject to on-going assessment during the course and they will then be required to sit a theoretical, multiple-choice question assessment paper.

Location

We are able to offer this course at your location, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, thus reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling.

 

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