This course is a great introduction to, or a handy refresher for, the administration of medication and it follows the guidelines set by the Department of Health, giving training for care staff working in all types of care settings, on how to manage and administer medication safely. 

Understanding the needs of service users, the safe handling of medications and preparing and recording, are all parts of this course.

Learners will be taught how to understand the needs of a service user before the administration of medication will learn the importance of Medicines Administration Record [MAR] sheets and to recognise the side effects should a patient have a reaction to some of the medication provided. 

However, in order to administer medication to residents in a care home you need formal training from an NHS practitioner, this course is not a substitute for this training.

Administering Medication in Care:  Course Contents

1. Policies and The Law

The first section lays the foundations of administering medication, looking at what the law requires, what a setting’s medication policy should contain and what should be in a service user’s care plan. It also discusses “Person-Centred Care”.

2. Medication

This section looks at medication itself: the different categories, the different levels of dosages, how to read the pharmacist’s label, and how to safely deliver, store and dispose of medication.


3. Administering Medication

This final section is about processes. It covers the legal and best-practice processes that need to be in place when giving medication to service users in care settings. This includes how to look after residents who self-medicate; what to do if you need to covertly administer medication and how to manage emergency medication.


Duration: 30 Minutes


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