safe | handling | of | medication

CPD Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication

Would any of your learners benefit from completing some safe handling of medication training?

This course covers legislation associated with handling medication; procedures for receiving, administering, handling, storing and disposing of medication; and the common types of medication that are administered to individuals in a care setting.

Upon completion of their safe handling of medication training, your learners could progress on to study the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care.


Section 1: Understand the legislative framework for the use of medication in social care settings

In this section, your learners will look at the legislation that governs the use of medication in social care settings, as well as the legal classification system for medication, policies and procedures, and agreed ways of working that surround medication.

Section 2: Know about common types of medication and their use

This section covers the common types of medication and the conditions for which medication is prescribed. Your learners will also look at the changes to an individual’s physical or mental well-being that could indicate an adverse reaction.

Section 3: Understand roles and responsibilities in the use of medication in social care settings

Your learners will look at the roles of responsibilities of those involved in prescribing and dispensing medication, as well as where responsibilities lie in relation to over-the-counter medication.

Section 4: Understand techniques for administering medication

This section covers the routes by which medication can be administered, the different forms in which medication can be presented, and the materials that can assist when administering medication.

Section 5: Be able to receive, store and dispose of mediation supplies safely

In this section, your learners will cover how to receive supplies of medication in line with agreed ways of working, how to store medication safely and how to dispose of unused or unwanted medication safely.

Section 6: Know how to promote the rights of the individual when managing medication

Your learners will look at the importance of key principles that need to be considered in the use of medication. They will also learn how risk assessments are used and how ethical issues relating to medication can be addressed.

Section 7: Be able to support use of medication

In this section, your learners will learn how to access information about an individual’s medication, how to support an individual to use medication, how to address any practical difficulties when administering medication, and how and when to access information. They will also look at strategies to ensure that medication is used and administered correctly.

Section 8: Be able to record and report on use of medication

Once your learners have completed this section, they will know how to record and report on the use of medication and will be able to report on any problems associated with medication in line with their organisation’s agreed ways of working.

Key Information

Course Length 4 hours
Awarding Body CPD
Learning Method(s)

Online learning
materials with
online assessment



HOW HAVE OUR COURSES HELPED?


Do you want to find out more about how our courses and services have helped people in their careers as well as day-to-day lives? Click below for feedback, ratings and stories from our learners.