Medication Management

Suitable for Nurses and Carers working within healthcare establishments. This course provides 7 hours of CPD.

Introduction

This one day course gives learners the knowledge to help them to safely and effectively administer and manage medication in a care or support setting.

Course Contents

  • What is a drug? What is a medicine?
  • Legal categories of medicines
  • Category identifications on original packaging
  • Types and contents of prescriptions and pharmacy medication labels
  • The laws regarding the administration of medicines, including MCA and Covert Medications
  • 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)
  • Differences between systemic and topical medicines
  • Infection control considerations for both carers and service users – use of gloves and other PPE
  • Non-prescription medicines including herbal; dangers, contraindications and side effects
  • The 7 rights of administration
  • Practical guidance on the giving of medicines, including oral, transdermal patches, inhalers, eye/ear drops and ointments
  • Awareness of administration via other routes
  • M.A.R.R sheets, their purpose and uses
  • Topical medicines: Using the correct amounts of creams, lotions and gels
  • Controlled drugs books
  • Emergency supplies and interims
  • Unwanted medicines (disposal and recording)
  • The Law regarding the alteration of doses and cross person administration
  • Storage and side effects
  • Food and medication interactions and contraindications
  • Self-administration and the level of assistance

Course Outcomes

This course includes theoretical and practical activities and assessments to ensure understanding.

Successful completion of this training course will result in the award of a CPD accredited certificate covering all aspects of the above course contents.

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