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Administration of Medication


Ralph Higson, Healthscope Pharmacy

Target Group:

All staff involved in assisting with medication in residential, domiciliary & day care settings.

Aims and Outcomes

To provide an introduction to safe working with medicines.

Course Content

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • be aware of the background legislation to administration of medicines
  • understand the content and purpose of a Medication Policy
  • demonstrate the correct way to administer medicines
  • explain why medicines need to be given at regular times
  • identify correct storage for different types of medicines and importance of good stock control
  • consider issues relating to self-medication
  • understand the importance of correct and accurate record keeping
  • define what is a homely remedy and consider related issues.

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