Medication Awareness and Safe Handling of Medicines
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.
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
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.
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
- Reporting errors
- Transfers to other settings