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This Medication Awareness Training course is specifically targeted at care workers who look after residents in a care home. It provides an overview of how to manage residents’ medical needs; the legal responsibilities involved; and how to deliver, store, and dispose of medication and effectively manage doses.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understand the risks associated with incorrect medication administration
  • Learn about the relevant legislation and care home policies as well as patient’s care plans
  • Learn how to read pharmacist’s labels, how to deliver, store and dispose of medication

SECTION 1

The first section begins by laying the foundations of administering medication by looking at what the law says, what a care home’s medication policy should contain, and what needs to be in a patient’s care plan. It also discusses the philosophy of “Person-Centred Care”.

SECTION 2

This section looks at medication itself; the different categories of medication, the different kinds of dosages, how to read a pharmacist’s label, and how to safely deliver, store and dispose of medication.

SECTION 3

This final section is all about processes. It covers the legal and best-practice processes that need to be considered when giving medication to residents in a care home. This includes how to look after residents who self-medicate; what to do if you need to covertly administer medication; and how to manage emergency medication.

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