Medication awareness and safe handling of medicines

Topics Include: Requesting prescriptions, Maintaining records and Effective storage

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12 months access

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According to the NHS, more than 1.08 billion prescription items were dispensed overall in 2015, a 1.8 per cent increase on the previous year.

Effectively managing and safely handling this medication is crucial to the health and wellbeing of those who rely on it on a daily basis.

This course will give you a good insight into the procedures that should be followed when taking charge of someone’s medication outside of a health setting. It covers requesting prescriptions, maintaining records and effective storage.

  • Safely request and handle medicines, and administer medicines to individuals outside of a care setting (with the knowledge in this course and if properly trained to do so)
  • Keep good records, knowing what to document and when, and the importance of reporting errors
  • Store and dispose of medicines appropriately

  • Medication Awareness
  • Safe Handling of Medicines

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