Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines
Poor practice in relation to the administration of medicines can lead to serious errors being made and ultimately cause injury to people using health and social care services. Therefore, it?s essential that care staff understand procedures for handling medicines safely and that they follow safe practice guidelines when dealing with medicine administration.
This course is designed for learners aged 18 or over, who wish to develop their knowledge of the safe handling of medicines. It is ideal for those who are already employed in a health and social care context, who wish to study the programme as part of their own continuous professional development.
Learners will be provided with all the necessary workbooks to complete the programme and will have the opportunity to work through a series of reflective tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and test their knowledge.
This course is free of charge to all learnerswhoenrol by 28 July 2021. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
It will involve 120 hours of personal learning to complete. Most students complete the course in 20 weeks, averaging 6 hours of personal learning per week.
Understand medication and prescriptions
Record keeping and audit processes for medication
Supply, storage and disposal of medication
Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication