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Train The Trainer Medication

Full Day 6 hour Course

£420.00 (ex VAT)
Per Delegate
Sunday 12th July 2020
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Training 2 CARE (UK) Ltd, Learning Aims and Outcomes.


Course Title: Medication Awareness (3 Hours)

Learning Outcome

Assessment Criteria

Module one

The learner will be able to:

Understand the legislation and guidance in relation to administration of medicine

  • Identify key pieces of legislation and guidance related to administration of medication in own place of work including:

       The Medicines Act 1968

       The Human Medicines Regulations 2012

       Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of staff in relation to

       Supporting self-administration

       Administering medication

       Use of specialist techniques to administer medication

Module two

The learner will be able to

Preparing to administer medication

  • Explain why it is important to follow instructions on the preparation of medication provided by the:






  • Explain the importance of gaining consent from the service user prior to administering medication
  • Explain why establishing the nature and level of support required by the service user is important in relation to their needs and preferences.
  • List the checks that need to be made prior to administering medication including:

           The identity of the service user

           Medication Administration Record (MAR sheet)




  • Describe the infection control precautions that need to be taken during preparation and administration of medication
  • Describe how to check the information on a medicine label


Module three

The learner will be able to

Understand how to administer medication safely and in accordance with service user's needs

  • List the six rights of medication administration and explain the importance of ensuring they are followed:

               Right person

               Right Medication

               Right Route

               Right Dose

               Right Time

               Right to refuse

  • Describe how to safely administer the following:

               Oral Medication

               Eye Drops

               Transdermal Patches


               Topical Medication

  • Describe how to use monitored dosage systems (including Biodose systems) in accordance to company policies and procedures.
  • Provide examples of special instructions that may need to be followed in relation to storage and administering specific medication.
  • Describe procedures in place to ensure that PRN medicines are administered safely and in accordance to service user's needs
  • Explain how to follow dosage instructions correctly
  • Explain the importance of observing the service user after they have taken their medication
  • Demonstrate how to record the outcome on the medication administration record correctly
  • Demonstrate how to promote privacy and dignity whilst administering medication
  • Identify who to contact if they need support and guidance in relation to medication administration
  • Identify commonly prescribed medications and their uses
  • Describe the organisational requirements for storage handling and disposal of controlled drugs

Module Four

The learner will be able to

Supporting self-administration

  • Explain why it is important to support the person to administer their own medication wherever possible
  • Describe what factors are taken into consideration when carrying out a risk assessment for self-administration
  • Identify the records that must be in place when supporting self-administration
  • Describe own organisations policies and procedures in relation to homely remedies and over the counter medication

Module Five

The learner will be able to

Know how to deal with problems with medication administration

  • Describe the actions to be taken when a service user refuses to take their medication
  • Describe the actions to be taken when an error in administration occurs
  • Describe the actions to be taken when a discrepancy with records is identified
  • Explain the process for auditing medication in own place of work
  • Describe what to do when a service user lacks capacity to consent to their medication being administered
  • Explain what 'covert administration' is and what the requirements are for implementing a covert administration plan.
  • Explain what to do if a service user has difficulty taking their medication (i.e different forms of medication)
  • Identify ways to reduce medication errors

Module six

The learner will be able to:

Understand how the effects of medication are monitored

  • Explain why it is important to monitor the service user after they have taken their medication
  • Identify common side effects of medication of widely used medicines
  • Describe what an adverse reaction is
  • Describe the actions to be taken when an adverse reaction or side effects are suspected
  • Explain the importance of medication reviews
  • Describe the organisation requirements for recording and reporting the outcomes of monitoring medications
  • Describe how to identify expiry dates of medicines and what to do is a medication has passed the expiry date
  • Explain the procedure for safe disposal of medicines


It is strongly advised that once staff have completed this course that they are observed safely administering medication in the workplace by a colleague who has the relevant knowledge and qualifications to determine competency.


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