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Medications

Storing, Handling, and Disposing of Medications

Medications at a glance

  • 1-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 51 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£24.95 + VAT

Sample Video: Introduction, Aims & Objectives

Medications training is required in many sectors including the care industry to ensure that all staff have a basic understanding of the important rules when handing medications.  This course gives you the knowledge to understand the legal framework and how the organisation's policies and procedures reflect the legal framework, for safe handling of medicines, to understand the importance of noting and reporting any changes to individuals following administration of medicines; and managers' responsibilities and the implementation of ongoing monitoring of the care worker.

The information on this course has to be used alongside the policies and procedures of your workplace to ensure that correct action is taken at all times. This is also ideal for anyone who looks after a family member and is responsible for ensuring they are given the correct dose as well as understanding contra-indications of a medication.

  • Care workers
  • At home carers
  • Nurses
  • Special needs schools

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 51 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Introduction, Aims & Objectives
  • Legislation
  • Classification of Medication
  • Types of Medication
  • Prescribing
  • Storing Medication Safely
  • Safe Disposal of Medication
  • Supporting Service Administration
  • Supporting Self Administration
  • Contra-Indications, Allergies, Overdoses
  • The Monitored Dosage System
  • Reporting Mistakes
  • Maintaining Medication Records
  • Recognising & Reporting Changes to the Individual
  • Further Learning & Summary
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) web link
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Asthma UK weblink
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Consent for permitting the administration of medication in the absence of parent V1.0
  • CQC website
  • Dechoker Leaflet - for emergency choking treatment
  • EpiPen Guide
  • EpiPen patient information sheet
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • How to se the Dechoker in emergency choking treatment poster
  • HSE guide to COSHH
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Jext Product Data Sheets
  • LifePoint AED Leaflet - Full feature for just £795 plus VAT
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Link to the HSE website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • RIDDOR link to the HSE guide
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Skills for Health Website
  • Step by Step Guide to COSHH HSE Guide - Link to HSE website
  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations Approved Code of Practice and guidance
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet

What People are Saying

“I found it very informative and handy as I was able to pick up where I left off. As I am a live in in carer I am on duty most of the time, so having a flexible course that I could fit in with my work made it ideal to learn and comply with work requirements.”

- Diane, conpanion carer from Conwy

“This has been a very informative course. I loved doing it and glad that I need it improved my knowledge on medication.”

- Gladys, Senior Carer from Bedfordshire