This half day Administration of Medicines training course is suitable for carers and nurses.
Administration of Medicines (Level 2, 3 & 4)
This half day course gives learners the knowledge to help them to safely and effectively assist with, or administer, medication in a care or support setting. If delivered in-house, the course can be tailored to include the policies, procedures and protocols specific to an individual organisation.
- What is a drug?
- What is a medicine?
- Legal categories of medicines
- Types and contents of prescriptions
- Pharmacy medication labels
- The laws regarding the administration of medicines
- Understanding administration directions
- Liquid medications (storage and safe administration)
- Policies for administration (inc. not administering from family prepared containers etc.)
- Drug crushing and covert medication (including legal and medical implications)
- Systemic and topical medicines, including administration of topical medicines
- Administration via P.E.G. and other routes
- Non-prescription medicines including herbal; dangers, contraindications and side effects
- The 7 rights of administration
- Practical guidance on the giving of medicines
- Transdermal patches
- A.R.R. sheets
- Emergency supplies and interims
- Unwanted medicines (disposal and recording)
- The law regarding the alteration of doses and cross person administration
- Side effects
- Self-administration and the levels of assistance
Practical explanation of the protocols and methods for the administration of: Nasal Drops, Ear drops, Eye drops, Eye ointment
Level 2 is suitable for carers and support workers
Level 3 contains additional guidance specific to nursing staff
Level 4 contains additional instruction with regard to the administration of medicines via PEG and is a 1 day course