DRUGS & MEDICATION

Group price from £290.00 + Vat

This three hour course covers the common medications used for conditions associated with elderly patients and their effects including safe administration. The course can be adapted to suit the specific policies and practices in the customers organisation.

Course Description

Everything you want to know about our course

This course is designed specifically for those likely to be administering these common medications but is also useful to all employees in order to become familiar with the companies policies / procedures on record keeping and the recognition of possible side effects. The course can be adapted to suit the specific policies and practices in the customers organisation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the key risks that may be associated with medicines
  • Legislation covering the administration of medication
  • Recognising the range of support needs patients may have when taking medication
  • Administering medicines to clients
  • The correct method of storing medications
  • The correct method of disposing of medication
  • The necessary management of controlled drugs
  • The legislation regarding record keeping
  • Actions to be taken in the case of adverse reactions

In-house courses are available for groups of up to 20 candidates. The course duration is 3 hours.

If 2 half day sessions of the same course are booked for the same day, the second course is half price.

Course content

  • The range of different types of medicine and the benefits of the effective use of medicines
  • Understanding the key risks that may be associated with medicines
  • Recognising medical terms used within the care environment
  • Key regulations covering the administration of medicines within the care environment
  • Recognising the range of support needs that different clients may have with taking medication
  • Recognising your role in supporting safety, effective use of medicines and independence when supporting clients with medication
  • Administering medicines to clients
  • Storing medication
  • Disposing of medication
  • Managing controlled drugs
  • Record keeping
  • Actions to be taken in the case of adverse reactions
  • Obtaining information about commonly prescribed medicines
  • Understanding the medication and special needs of different client groups including the elderly and clients with mental health needs
  • Demonstrating the characteristics of medicines used in your own workplace