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 persons
  • Those 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