Medication Training For Care

Duration 2 hours

Last audited 30th March 2023

CPD Approved Skills for Care Approved
Medication Training for Care
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£25 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

If you work in health and social care, you will most likely have to handle or administer medication. This must be done correctly and following procedure to ensure the safety of yourself, colleagues and service users. Medication errors can be fatal, so it's essential you have the necessary knowledge before handling or administering medication.

This online training course will provide you with the essential procedures and techniques you need to know, as well as the key legislation relevant to medication. It also outlines your responsibility in relation to your role along with different types of medication and their uses.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed in collaboration with health and social industry experts

Accredited by CPD

Skills for Care endorsed training provider

Matches National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance

What you'll learn

By the end of this course you will:

  • Understand legislation, policy and procedures relating to the administration of medication.
  • Be able to identify different types of medication and their uses.
  • Understand medication administration, procedures and techniques.
  • Know how to prepare for medication administration.
  • Be able to administer and monitor medication safely.
  • Know how to administer certain medicines, including patches, creams, inhalers, eye drops and liquids.
  • Understand your responsibilities in line with your role and competencies.

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Module 1: Introduction to your Role and Responsibilities

Training requirements, legislation and guidance, reporting concerns, risk areas, your role and responsibilities, additional roles and responsibilities, accountability, information sharing and confidentiality.

Module 2: Types of Medication

The 4 types of medication, controlled drugs, tablets, capsules, oral liquids, eye drops, ear drops, nose drops, topical medications, inhalers, powders and emergency medication.

Module 3: Medication Administration

Support and consent, covert administration, self administration, the 6 Rights of administration, routes of administration, understanding medication labels and dosette boxes, medication administration record (MAR) sheets, practicalities of administration, medication errors, time sensitive medications, missed doses and overdose, contraindication, side-effects and adverse drug reaction reporting.

Module 4: Handling Medication

Ordering, transporting, delivering, quality assurance, storage, disposal including medical waste and infection prevention and control.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

This course is suitable for anybody who manages and administers medication as part of their role, within care home or home care settings. This includes healthcare workers, support workers and care assistants.

The course is written at an introductory level and so no prerequisite knowledge is required.

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