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Medication Awareness and Safe Handling of Medicines

Sanctuary Training

Medication Awareness and Safe Handling of Medicines

£18.00

Introduction

Figures from 2014 suggest that almost 50% of adults in the UK regularly take prescription drugs. Effectively managing and safely handling medication is crucial to the health and wellbeing of those who rely on medication on a daily basis. This course details how to safely handle medicine and gives a general awareness of medication.

Audience

The course is intended for people who are involved in looking after medication for anyone outside of a healthcare setting, including:

  • Carers in domiciliary settings
  • Carers in care homes
  • Managers of care providers
  • Family members who want to understand more about safe handling of medication

Summary

This course will give learners an insight into the procedures that should be followed when taking charge of a person's medication outside of a health setting. It discusses requesting prescriptions, maintaining records, storing, administering and disposing of medication, self-medication and issues that might arise in the administration of medication.

You will automatically get a course certificate on course completion – with your name, the CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.

Objectives

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • The principles of safe and appropriate handling of medicines set out by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • The importance of record-keeping
  • Prescription requests
  • Medication for people who lack capacity
  • Medication storage and disposal
  • Administering medication, including supporting self-administration
  • The use of monitored dosage systems 
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Training
  • Reporting errors
  • Transfers to other settings

 


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