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Medication Awareness and Safe Handling of Medicines


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Price
£24 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
1 hour
Qualification
No formal qualification
CPD
1 CPD hours / points

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Overview

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.

CPD

1 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

Description

In this course you will learn about:

  • 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
  • The disposal of medicines
  • Administering medication, including supporting self-administration
  • The use of monitored dosage systems
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Training
  • Reporting errors
  • Transfers to other settings

This course is split into two modules:

  • Medication Awareness
  • Safe Handling of Medicines

Upon successful completion of this course you will be automatically awarded a certificate containing the course name, completion date, CPD hours and learning objectives.

Who is this course for?

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

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