Certificate in Administering Medication

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Certificate in Administering Medication

About the Course

Duration: 27 minutes (approx.)

All organisations need to establish and adhere to suitable policies and procedures concerning the administration of medicines. Prescription medication is an effective method of relieving an individual’s symptoms when they are temporarily unwell or have a long-term condition – but equally, pharmaceutical products can become extremely dangerous if used incorrectly.

This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to implement and maintain a safe and effective system for administering medication, plus an understanding of the various regulations around storing, using and disposing of medicines.

Split into bite-size modules, the training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and most time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high-quality remote video CPD format which is accessible on any device, any time, anywhere.

Delivered by qualified emergency medical technician Samantha Kendall, the course has been divided into six modules with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your learning.

Designed in line with the following policies:

  • Human Medicines Regulations 2012
  • Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Medicines Act 1968

Learning outcomes

  • Identifying several common types of medicine and the methods through which they are correctly administered.
  • Appreciating the legal responsibilities that organisations have to employees and visitors.
  • Recognising how to read pharmacy labels accurately, and how to ensure the proper delivery, storage and disposal of medication.
  • Understanding how to support individuals who self-medicate, and how to administer medication in an emergency situation, including to children and young people.
  • Recognising the importance of accurate record keeping in relation to medicine, including consent forms.

Modules

Module 1: Introduction to administering medication

The first module introduces some common medications and what they may be used for. It looks at the ways that medication can be taken and some possible side effects and reactions, as well as outlining basic roles and responsibilities when administering medication.

Module 2: Medication and legislation

This module addresses the legislation and guidance around administering medicine. It unpacks all parties’ legal responsibilities, demonstrates what best-practice medication policy should contain, and suggests how to develop systems that help to maintain consistent procedures and standards.

Module 3: Possession, storage and disposal of medication

Module 3 examines relevant factors to consider when receiving, storing and disposing of medication and how these should influence your practice. It also outlines the risks if medication is not stored and disposed of properly, and who might be affected by this.

Module 4: Supporting individuals in managing and using medication

Module 4 considers the importance of adequately supporting individuals who self-medicate. It explores how organisations’ policies should always attempt to empower people to manage their own medication, as long as doing so does not put them at risk.

Module 5: Cataloguing medication

Module 5 explains and explores the requirements around keeping accurate and up-to-date records of all medications under your supervision, including consent forms in instances where these are applicable.

Module 6: Administering medicine to children and young people

The final module will discuss the legalities in administering medicine to children and young people, the principles of safe practice and the importance of ensuring the correct policies and procedures are in place.

Course Units

Introduction

Delivered by qualified emergency medical technician Samantha Kendall, the course has been divided into six modules with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your learning.

Module 1: Introduction to administering medication

The first module introduces some common medications and what they may be used for. It looks at the ways that medication can be taken and some possible side effects and reactions, as well as outlining basic roles and responsibilities when administerin...

Module 2: Medication and legislation

This module addresses the legislation and guidance around administering medicine. It unpacks all parties’ legal responsibilities, demonstrates what best-practice medication policy should contain, and suggests how to develop systems that help to maint...

Module 3: Possession, storage and disposal of medication

Module 3 examines relevant factors to consider when receiving, storing and disposing of medication and how these should influence your practice. It also outlines the risks if medication is not stored and disposed of properly, and who might be affecte...

Module 4: Supporting individuals in managing and using medication

Module 4 considers the importance of adequately supporting individuals who self-medicate. It explores how organisations’ policies should always attempt to empower people to manage their own medication, as long as doing so does not put them at risk.

Samantha Kendall

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Samantha Kendall

Highly qualified First Aider and Emergency Medical Technician with extensive front line experience.
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