Safe Handling of Medication

Course duration 3 Hours

This course can be delivered via zoom or at your premises

This training will give you a good insight into the procedures that should be followed when taking charge of someone’s medication outside of a health setting. It covers requesting prescriptions, maintaining records, storing, administering and disposing of medication, self-medication and issues that might arise in the administration of medication.

At the end of this course your staff will be able to

  • perform their duties safely and effectively when assisting clients or residents with their medication,
  • Identify key legislation and regulations,
  • Recognise your medication policy and use it effectively, To be aware of the different types of medicines and how they are used,
  • To be aware of the risks associated with medicines,
  • Know how to recognise and report errors, 7 Rights of medication and administration,
  • Recognise some common side effects,
  • Recording procedures.