Medicine Administration

Course Information

This course is aimed at employees particularly those responsible for the administration and distribution of medicines and drugs to clients 

Who should attend

Those who are nominated personsThose who need to update or refresh existing skills

What they will learn

  • To understand the importance of gaining the consent of the service user at all times
  • To expand your knowledge of the roles and boundaries of assisting with medication
  • To understand the types of medication available and the possible routes these might be given
  • To ensure that you practice safe administration of medication at all times

Course Content

  • Prescription --- Collecting/Checking/Declaration
  • Prescription to Pharmacy  
  • Safe Dispensing and Audit
  • Administration
  • Safe Keeping
  • Disposal
  • Re-ordering and obtaining prescriptions
  • Course Content
  • Drug Audit Trail
  • Drug administration and the Law
  • Get to know your Pharmacist
  • Polypharmacy and other areas of Medicines Management
  • Unwanted effects

Course Duration

1 Day


Continuous assessment throughout the day