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This course will give learners an insight into the procedures that should be followed when taking charge of a person’s medication outside of a health setting.

It discusses requesting prescriptions, maintaining records, storing, administering and disposing of medication, self-medication and issues that might arise in the administration of medication.

This course is split into two modules:

  • Medication Awareness
  • Safe Handling of Medicines

Upon successful completion of this course you will be automatically awarded a certificate containing the course name, completion date, CPD hours and learning objectives.

In this course you will learn about:

  • The principles of safe and appropriate handling of medicines set out by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • The importance of record-keeping
  • Prescription requests
  • Medication for people who lack capacity
  • Medication storage
  • The disposal of medicines
  • Administering medication, including supporting self-administration
  • The use of monitored dosage systems
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Training
  • Reporting errors
  • Transfers to other settings

For more information, or to purchase this, course click here

Customer feedback – what we are hearing about this course:

“Very interesting and will prove valuable in my job.”

“Very engaging and provided a good overview. Use of example situations was helpful in order to apply the learning.”

“Excellent and informative.”

“I think it was very informative, simple to access and engaging.”

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