Safe Handling of Medicines – Online Course - CPDUK Accredited

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    Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Safe Handling of Medicines training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

    Understanding the fundamental principles of handling, administration and storage of medicines is an essential skill for all health and care workers. All health and social care organisations must have in place adequate policies and procedures to ensure that their staff maintain service user safety and minimise the risk of drug errors and adverse events.

    This online Safe Handling of Medicines training course provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the safe handling of medicines. It provides an overview of the definitions and classifications of medicines according to current UK law. It also covers the relevant legalisation, guidelines and the seven rights of medication administration (and the routes of drug administration). Learners will also appreciate the importance of policies for record-keeping and the roles of the multi-disciplinary team.

    Course content

    This online Safe Handling of Medicines training course covers the following:

    • Introduction into the safe handling of medicines
    • Legislation and guidance of medication management
    • Key principles of medication management
    • Service user needs assessment
    • The consent to treatment
    • Obtaining medication
    • General support with medications
    • The principles of safe administration of medicines
    • Awareness of specific medications
    • Practical considerations for the safe management of medicines
    • Service users with swallowing difficulties
    • Covert administration of medicines
    • Record keeping
    • Self-administration of medicines
    • Safe disposal of medicines
    • Dealing with significant events involving the handling and administration of medicines.

    Who is the course for?

    This online Safe Handling of Medicines training course should be completed by those who work in community health and social care services, including:

    • Domiciliary care workers,
    • Home caregivers,
    • Locum and agency care workers,
    • Community healthcare assistants,
    • Support workers, and
    • Care assistants.

    Course aims

    This online Safe Handling of Medicines training course aims to develop the awareness and competencies of health and social care staff working in health and social care settings.

    Learning outcomes

    The learning outcomes of this online Safe Handling of Medicines training course are to:

    • To provide the learner with a clear understanding of the legislation and guidelines regarding the management of medication management,
    • Provide an understanding of the ordering, receiving, administering, storing and disposing of medicines safely,
    • Identify the processes and procedures for obtaining and receiving supplies,
    • Explain how drugs are administered and how problems may occur,
    • Describe how to store and dispose of drugs safely and securely,
    • State the principles underpinning the proper administration of medication, and
    • Outline the principal legal aspects of handling medicines.

    Safe Handling of Medicines - Online Training Course - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

    Safe Handling of Medicines – Online Training Course – Level 2 - CPDUK Accredited.


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