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):