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Welcome to the Medication Administration course, designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills for safe handling of medicines in social care settings. Learn risk assessment, guidelines, consent, rights, documentation, storage, disposal, and drug administration. Join us to become a skilled medication administrator.

Course Price:
Original price was: £194.00.Current price is: £19.99.
Course Duration:
7 hours, 45 minutes
Total Lectures:
13
Total Students:
43
Average Rating:
4.5

Overview

Welcome to the Medication Administration course, a comprehensive program designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary for the safe handling of medicines in social care settings. This course, tailored to the UK context, covers a wide range of topics to ensure that medication administration is conducted with utmost care and adherence to regulatory guidelines.

The course begins with an introduction to the principles of safe handling of medicines. You will learn about the importance of risk assessment and guidance in medication administration, enabling you to identify potential risks and implement appropriate measures to mitigate them. Handling medicines in social care settings requires specific considerations, and our course provides insights into best practices and protocols for safe administration in these environments.

Understanding consent to treatment is essential in medication administration, and our course explores the legal and ethical aspects of obtaining informed consent. We delve into the requirements for specific services, including guidelines for various care and support levels, ensuring that medication administration aligns with individual needs and preferences. Respecting the rights of individuals in medication administration is of paramount importance. Our course delves into the rights of medication administration, empowering you to uphold these rights and provide compassionate and person-centered care. Covert administration of medicine, when necessary, is also covered, along with the associated considerations and ethical implications.

Accurate and detailed recording procedures are crucial in medication administration, and our course provides guidance on proper documentation and record-keeping practices. You will learn about the requirements for recording medication administration, ensuring transparency and accountability. Proper storage of medicine is vital to maintain its efficacy and prevent harm. Our course covers the guidelines and best practices for storing medicines, including temperature control, storage locations, and handling procedures. Additionally, you will learn about the proper transfer and disposal of medicines, ensuring the safe and responsible management of medication waste.

Finally, our course explores drug formulation and various ways of taking medication. You will gain insights into different drug forms and administration methods, enabling you to administer medications effectively and ensure optimal therapeutic outcomes. Join us on this educational journey to become a skilled medication administrator in social care settings. By the end of this course, you will possess the knowledge and skills to handle medicines safely, adhere to regulatory guidelines, and provide compassionate and person-centered care to individuals in need of medication support.

What Will You Learn?

  • The principles and practices of safe handling of medicines in social care settings.
  • How to conduct risk assessments and implement appropriate measures to mitigate medication-related risks.
  • Best practices and protocols for handling medicines in various social care environments.
  • The legal and ethical considerations surrounding consent to treatment in medication administration.
  • Guidelines and requirements specific to different care and support levels in medication administration.
  • The rights of individuals in medication administration and how to uphold them.
  • Considerations and ethical implications of covert administration of medicine.
  • Proper documentation and record-keeping procedures for medication administration.
  • Guidelines for the storage, transfer, and disposal of medicines to ensure safety and compliance.
  • Knowledge of different drug formulations and ways of administering medication.

Who Should Take The Course

  • Healthcare professionals in social care settings
  • Caregivers and support staff responsible for administering medication
  • Managers and supervisors overseeing medication administration
  • Individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in medication handling and administration in social care environments.

Requirements

There are no specific prerequisites or requirements for taking the Medication Administration course. However, having a basic understanding of healthcare terminology and concepts would be beneficial. Access to a computer or mobile device with internet connectivity is necessary to access the course materials and resources. Additionally, participants should have a genuine interest in medication administration and a commitment to learning and applying the principles of safe medication handling.

Course Curriculum

    • Introduction to Safe Handling of Medicines 00:35:00
    • Medicine Risk Assessment Guidance 00:30:00
    • Handling Medicines in Social Care Settings 00:40:00
    • Consent to Treatment 00:35:00
    • Requirements for Specific Services 00:40:00
    • Levels of Care and Support 00:35:00
    • Rights of Medication Administration 00:45:00
    • Covert Administration of Medicine 00:45:00
    • Recording Procedures 00:35:00
    • Storage of Medicine 00:40:00
    • Transfer and Disposal of Medicine 00:45:00
    • Drug Formulation and Ways of Taking It 00:35:00
    • Order Certificate 00:05:00

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