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.

Course Includes
    • 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
    • Inhalers
    • A.R.R. sheets
    • Emergency supplies and interims
    • Unwanted medicines (disposal and recording)
    • The law regarding the alteration of doses and cross person administration
    • Storage
    • Side effects
    • Self-administration and the levels of assistance
Optional contents

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

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