This online training course covers a wide range of topics relating to the safe handling and administration of medication within the healthcare industry, such as The Medicines Act and controlled drug schedules. The course will take approximately one hour to complete, and at the end of the training there are a number of multiple choice questions based on the course content, which must be answered correctly to pass the course.
Train Healthcare are fully aligned with Skills For Health and have been awarded the Skills for Health ‘Quality Mark’ for our face to face and e-learning training courses.
What is a medicine?
The Medicines Act
What is a Generic Medicine?
What is a Proprietary Medicine?
What is a Controlled Drug?
Controlled Drug Schedules
Preparing for Administration
Medicine Administration Record (MAR)/Drug Charts
Routes of Administration
Patients and Medication
Refusal of Medication
Issues with MDS Systems
CD Registers & SOP’s
Guidance for training
Understand the legislation involved with medication administration
Be able to follow procedures set for safe administration of medication
Be able to describe some of the most common routes of administration
Correctly use a Medication Administration Record (Mar) Sheet & Drug Chart
Understand the importance of confidentiality and security in all procedures of drug administering
Have an awareness of the Supply, Storage and disposal of medication
Have an awareness of potential side effects of medication
Demonstrate an awareness of injection techniques and preparation.
Understand the importance of correct handling, storage and destruction of controlled drugs.
Have an understanding of the qualified nurse’s role in medication administration.
Understand the guidance in regards to delegation.
Understand the guidance in regards to good record keeping
Understand the guidance in relation to refusal, consent and omissions.
Consolidate knowledge in regards to best practice for medication administration
Online assessment and Drug Calculations