Medications

Storing, Handling, and Disposing of Medications

CPD Certified Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Medications at a glance

  • 1-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 54 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
  • Videos include subtitles
£24.95 + VAT

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 handling 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.

ProTrainings are Skills for Care Endorsed for both our classroom and e-learning courses. This means that our training meets the high standards expected by Skills for Care.

The information on this course has to be used alongside the policies and procedures of your workplace to ensure that corrective 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 54 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
  • BOC Oxygen kit leaflet for industry
  • CQC website link
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • Consent for permitting the administration of medication in the absence of parent V1.0
  • EpiPen Guide
  • EpiPen patient information sheet
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HSE guide to COSHH
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Jext Product Data Sheets
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Link to the HSE website
  • MAR chart example
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • NHS website on drugs
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • ProTrainings - Using an AED Leaflet
  • ProTrainings Defibrillator eGuide
  • 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
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines updated 2015 Link
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Web link to the Joint Epilepsy Council website - JEC
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet

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