Safe Handling of Medicines (endorsed) Level 3
(BYTSYZ e-Learning assessed, externally certificated)
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9 hours 25 minutes
(this time does not in anyway suggest that you personally will complete the course in this time. Some individuals study faster then others so the study time differs from individual to individual.)
£60.00 + VAT
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e-Learning, Online (exclusively over the Internet).
Assessment criterion based multiple choice questions with instant results.
All our courses conform to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) criteria.
At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by Training Qualifications UK.
The course is suitable for all practitioners looking to gain designated status for the administration of medicines at level 2 and/or level 3, which includes:
It is also suitable for managers and senior care workers, who supervise or assess others for the administration of medicines in accordance with current legislation.
The course is fully assessed, which validates the learning that has taken place. This enables confidence for managers and regulators that appropriate learning has resulted from the study, which will enhance safe practice.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) recommends that all practitioners working within care establishments who administer medication, should have sound knowledge, which in turn supports safe practice.
This online course, provides all the knowledge requirements for the safe control, safe handling and administration of medicines in health, social and domiciliary care environments. It examines, in detail, the knowledge and understanding required by any practitioner seeking to gain 'designated' status for the administration of medicines within a care establishment or environment.
The course meets the knowledge requirements for medicine administration:
This course consists of four modules:
Explores the legal classification of medicines as well as other related legislation and regulatory requirements. The module also explores the importance of local policies and procedures and their role in ensuring medicine administration standards are maintained.
Examines the main groups of medicines in use to treat symptoms and conditions. For each group of medicines we explore how they work and identify some common examples that are in use today. This module also explores the main routes for medicine administration as well as the range of medicine reactions and contraindications.
Focuses on best and safe practice for the administration of medicines. It explores the importance of risk assessment in determining the safety of administration. The module explores, in detail, safe methods for administering and recording the administration of medicines.
Considers the purpose of audit in managing and controlling medicines in care establishments. The module also examines what actions to take in the event of medicine administration errors, as well as actions that can be taken to prevent errors occurring.
Completing this course can contribute to Care Certificate Standard 13