Medication 6 Hour Course

Course Aim:

By the end of the day learners will have an understanding of the laws and legislation surrounding the subject of Medication. Learners will gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of correct administration of medication procedures appropriate within their working environment and in accordance with their company policy.

Course Duration:

6 Hours

Who Should Attend:

Health Care Assistants, Nursing Staff


  • To understand and raise awareness of relevant current legislation
  • To obtain information to enable learners to correctly administer, store and dispose of medication
  • To understand the process of completing the correct documentation
  • To discuss different types of medication and their effects on the individual
  • To identify the different routes for administration of medication
  • To highlight the possible side effects and contradictions relating to the administration of medication

Contents of Course:

At the end of the training session candidates will have covered the following modules:

  • Why it is necessary to undertake medication training
  • Duty of Candour, Duty of Care and the Care Act 2014
  • Current laws and legislations
  • Company policy and procedure
  • Roles and boundaries
  • Prescriptions
  • Dispensed medications
  • Independence and compliance aids
  • Using aids
  • Eye drops, Ear drops, Applying cream, Inhalers
  • Medication and bioavailability
  • Classification of medication
  • Routes of administration
  • Types of medication
  • The 10 rights
  • Supply of medication
  • Homely remedies
  • Expiry dates
  • Topical medication
  • Gases
  • Infection control
  • Preparing to administer medication
  • Hand hygiene
  • Checking the MAR
  • Recording information on the MAR
  • Dosage and strength
  • Changes in medication
  • Variable amounts of medication
  • Reporting and seeking advice
  • Sharps and sharps injuries
  • Audit and storage

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