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Medication Awareness and Safe Handling of Medicines

INTERACTIVE
Me Learning
1 hr

Medication Awareness and Safe Handling of Medicines

INTERACTIVE
Me Learning
1 hr
Included in GO1 PremiumStarting from $12 per user for teamsLearn moreTry for free
Included in GO1 PremiumStarting from $12 per user for teamsLearn moreTry for free

Course Description

This course will give learners an insight into the procedures that should be followed when taking charge of a person's medication outside of a health setting.  It discusses requesting prescriptions, maintaining records, storing, administering and disposing of medication, self-medication and issues that might arise in the administration of medication.

In this course you will learn about:

  • The principles of safe and appropriate handling of medicines set out by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • The importance of record-keeping
  • Prescription requests
  • Medication for people who lack capacity
  • Medication storage
  • The disposal of medicines
  • Administering medication, including supporting self-administration
  • The use of monitored dosage systems
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Training
  • Reporting errors
  • Transfers to other settings

Who is this course for?

The course is intended for people who are involved in looking after medication for anyone outside of a healthcare setting, including:

  • Carers in domiciliary settings
  • Carers in care homes
  • Managers of care providers
  • Family members who want to understand more about safe handling of medication

Course Duration

60 minutes