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Handling Medication

This half day course is aimed at providing staff with the basic principles for the safe handling of medication in social care settings. All establishments have a duty of care that requires medicatio...Read More

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Course summary

This half day course is aimed at providing staff with the basic principles for the safe handling of medication in social care settings. All establishments have a duty of care that requires medication to be safely handled, to allow for the support of service users.

Course Outline

  • Principles of care
  • Legal framework
  • Self-medication and assisted medication
  • Safe handling
  • The seven ‘rights’
  • Teamwork
  • Information sharing
  • Issues and problems
  • Summary and conclusion

Learning objectives

At the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Identify the processes and procedures for obtaining and receiving supplies
  • Explain how drugs are administered and how problems may occur
  • Describe how to store and dispose of drugs safely and securely
  • State the principles underpinning the proper administration of medication
  • Outline the principal legal aspects of handling medicines

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