Safe Use Of Medication training

Medicine is a substance or combination of substances presented to treat or prevent disease. Medicines also have the potential to be dangerous if not used correctly.

In this course, the learner will:

  • Gain an understanding of the main principles of safe handling of medicine and how to minimise risk.
  • Safe use of medication and medicine safety are a key part of delivering a high standard of social care in a variety of care settings.
  • The safe administration of medicine is one of the key criteria for the CQC to evaluate care homes in the drive for higher quality care.
  • All carers must understand the principles of safe administration of medicine to ensure the medication process is delivered correctly and that all risks to patients are minimised.

This course will be beneficial for care givers and anyone responsible for providing social care to adults or children.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This Safe Use Of Medication will cover:
  • Be able to identify different types of medication
  • Understand the key legislation relevant to medication
  • Know how medicines are classified
  • Learn the roles and responsibilities of all involved in the medication process
  • Understand the supply, storage and disposal of medication
  • Know how medicine is supplied and received
  • Understand the requirements for storing medication
  • Be able to describe how to dispose of medication
  • Know how to prepare to administer medication
  • Know how to administer medication safely
  • Understand about medical consent and covert administration
  • Understand the correct reporting and recording procedures
  • Be aware of common side effects of medications
This Safe Use of Medication course has been designed specifically for people who want to find out more about the safe administration of medicine in a variety of care settings. This course will be beneficial for care givers and anyone responsible for providing social care to adults or children.Whilst it provides focus for people working in Children's Services, it would also be useful for care givers or for anyone responsible for providing social care for adults or children.We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 2 hours to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

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Safe Use Of Medication eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Safe Use Of Medication course

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand medication, including the different types and classification
  • Understand procedures for the supply, storage and disposal of medication
  • Understand the process of administering medication

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