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Medication Awareness Training

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Medication Awareness (3.5 hrs)

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The half-day medication awareness course is aimed at care staff or those working in the care environment. It falls in line with the current requirements and CQC guidelines. The learner will gain an understanding of the legislation involved with medication, along with procedures set for safe administration. The awareness course does not mean the learner can administer medication within a care setting. It does, however, allow them to administer creams and ointments.   The learner will also have an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and security with regard to all procedures of medication administration. It covers their roles and responsibilities and limitations of those responsibilities

Who can benefit from Swanstaff's medication awareness course?

Care staff working within residential settings that administer creams and ointments and with a need to know basic information about medication and their role and responsibilities and the signs of contra-indications and reactions

Aims of this course
  • Identify relevant legislation
  • Understand the 3 types of medication
  • Person Centred Care
  • PRN medication
  • Controlled drugs
  • Understand the 8R’s of medication administration
  • Understand the importance of record keeping
  • The Right to Refuse
  • Disposal of medication no longer required
  • Understand common errors that can occur
  • Signs of allergic reaction
  • Routes
  • What we use medication for
Specific Course Structure & Content
  • Regulations
  • Current Legislation
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Over the Counter medication
  • Prescribed medication
  • Controlled Drugs
  • PRN medication
  • Creams/Ointments and Lotions Administration
  • The Right to Refuse Medication
  • Medication Disposal
  • Medication errors
  • Paperwork Including MAR sheet and Creams chart
  • Routes
  • Signs of contra-indication and allergic reaction
  • How can medication be used
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Health and Social Care worker
  • Limits to your responsibility
  • Confidentiality

There will be an assessment questionnaire to be completed by all delegates at the end of the course