Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines
This course is designed for those who wish to develop their understanding of the safe handling of medicines whilst working within a care environment. These may be learners who wish to access this training with a view to progress to further qualifications or learners who wish to study this programme in order to complement other programmes.
The qualification aims to help learners develop:
• A general understanding of different types of medication and their use.
• Knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, storing, administration and disposal of medicines.
• An understanding of legislation and the audit process related to medication and issues of responsibility and accountability.