The Safe Handling & Administration of Medication Training Skills for Health Certified

This online medication 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 medication training 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.

Course Content:

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


Correct Procedures

Infection Control

Hand Washing


Medicine Dispensing

Routes of Administration


Patients and Medication

Refusal of Medication

Administration Errors

Side Effects



Issues with MDS Systems

CD Registers & SOP’s



Rapid Tranquillisation

Syringe Drivers

Z Tracking


Warfarin Monitoring

IV Administrations


Guidance for training

Further Reading


Learning Outcomes:

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