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Award in Safe Handling of Medicines Refresher (endorsed) Level 3

Online course title, endorsement, level

Safe Handling of Medicines Refresher (endorsed) Level 3
(BYTSYZ e-Learning assessed, externally certificated)
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Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

10 hours

Average study time

8 hours 54 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.)

Price per Course per Candidate

£60.00 + VAT

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Course Modules

  1. Legislation and Control of Medicines
  2. Managing Medicines
  3. Types of Medicines
  4. Medicine Administration

Training, assessment, certification and Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

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.

Evidence of achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by Training Qualifications UK.

This endorsed BYTSYZ online course is suitable for

Any care worker who requires updating on medicines and their administration.

Updating for managers or senior care workers to enable them to supervise or undertake the administration of medicines in their particular care setting and in accordance with current legal requirements.

This online course meets the requirements for and covers in its entirety the Learning Outcomes for the "Knowledge Set for Medication" as defined by Skills for Care and Development in 2005: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8.

Course Description

This online course, that is endorsed by Training Qualifications UK, is the perfect refresher course for staff who are designated to administer medicines. It is good practice for all staff who have responsibility for the control, safe handling and administration of medicines to be updated annually. The course provides all the knowledge update requirements for individuals on the safe control, safe handling and administration of medicines in social and domiciliary care environments.

The course meets the requirements for and covers in its entirety the Learning Outcomes of the "Knowledge Set for Medication", as defined by Skills for Care and Development in 2005, namely:

  • Legislation and medication
  • Roles, responsibilities and boundaries
  • Types of medicine and routes
  • Safe practice in the administration of medicines

Additionally the course meets the knowledge requirements as defined by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for recognising an individual at Level 2 "Designated Status" for the administration of medicines in social or domiciliary care settings; as such it is excellent professional updating for such staff.

In addition the course examines the concept of risk assessment and how this is used to determine the ability of a service user to safely self-administer their own medication. The legislation surrounding the control of medicines is examined and the impact it has on practice examined.

We explore the issues relating to the taking of medicines such as:

  • Types of medicines
  • Routes of administration
  • Side effects
  • Contra-indications
  • Allergies

There is of course a detailed look at the issues surrounding the safe administration of medicines using both MDS and non-MDS methods.

The course is fully assessed by a timed multiple-choice test, which validates the learning that has taken place. This enables confidence for managers and regulators that real learning has resulted from the study, which will enhance safe practice.

Completing this course can contribute to Care Certificate Standard 13

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the key legislation and guidance relating to the safe handling of medicines
  2. Identify how organisational policies and procedures ensure the safe handling of medicines
  3. For a range of care settings and both medical and non-medical care staff, outline the process for the prescribing, dispensing, obtaining and checking of medicines
  4. Outline the range of support and guidance available relating to medicines and explain the importance of confidentiality relating to disclosure about individuals' medication
  5. Identify the types, purpose and classification of medicines commonly administered
  6. Explain the routes by which medicines may be administered, the relating rules for administration and level of competence required
  7. Outline the importance of checking for, recognising and reporting affects that can occur as a result of an adverse reaction a contraindication or an interaction between medicines
  8. Explain the need to gain consent and undertake risk assessment prior to the self or secondary administration of medicines
  9. Describe the importance of the preparation for and administration of medicines to ensure accuracy
  10. Identify the importance of accurate recording for the administration and refusal of medicines and administration errors
  11. Recognise the requirements to validate the accuracy of safe storage and recording for medicines and for their safe disposal

Customer reviews about online course Award in Safe Handling of Medicines Refresher (endorsed) Level 3 ...

KATARZYNA from London (05-05-2015)
I am very satisfied with online training and course!! It was easy to cooperate with admin (help and request immediately).

JUNE from Cheshire (04-12-2013)
Found this Control and Administration of Medicines Refresher (accredited) Level 3 to be at the level required for my job and the information in it to be of a high standerd.

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