This course is aimed at adults working within the education sector where they may have to administer medication to students. It 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 education staff, on how to manage and administer medication safely.
How to care for a student as well as their medical needs, the safe handling of medications and preparing and recording, are all parts of this course.
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 Education: Course Contents
1. The Law and School Policy
The first section sets the basics for medication administration in educational establishments and covers the legal responsibilities, from School Governors to parents and teaching staff and then goes on to show what a school’s Medication Policy should contain.
This section covers the medication itself and covers the different categories of medication, how to work out dosages, how to read prescription labels and safe storage and disposal.
3. Handling and Administrating Medication
This section is all about processes and covers the legal and best-practice processes that should be considered when giving medication to students. It includes how to look after students who self-medicate, what to do if you need to covertly administer medication and how to manage emergency medication.
4. Managing Medical Needs
The final section goes into more detail and takes a close look at how to administer medication to children with diabetes, eczema, asthma, and severe allergies.
Duration: 40 Minutes
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