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To be able to administer medication safely.
• Understanding legal responsibility for medication administration
• Be able to read and follow a Medication and recording sheet (MARS)
• Be able to deal with medication errors
• To pass practical medication assessment
Staff who are required to dispense and administer medication to their clients as part of their duties.
- Review of medication legislation- misuse of drugs Act 1971
- CQC and medication
- Medication and consent- what to do
- Medication administration – Levels 1,2 and 3
- MARS- how to read and complete
- Common terminology – MU, MG, ML etc.
- Introduction to liquids- measuring and dose calculation
- What can go wrong-
- Professional guidance on administration of medicines in healthcare settings 2019-RCP- RCN
- Medication names- generic and trade
- Adverse drug reactions- Mims and BNF
- Safer storage and disposal
- Medication errors
- Lessons from CQC on medication
- Medication assessment
This course has been mapped to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3), the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4), and the CQC Guidance for providers on meeting the regulations. It also complies with Regulation 12 Safe Care and Treatment and Regulation 18 Staffing of the CQC fundamental standards are met.
This course is delivered on site, at the client’s premises or nominated venue.
Summary & Booking
This course will enable staff to administer medication to clients. In line with CQC recommendations it is valid for 1 year and included the mandatory assessment by a qualified nurse assessor. It provides a broad overview of the use of medication and a review of current UK requirements.