This module provides staff who work in Respite Care, with sufficient knowledge to enable the safe & effective administration of medicines.
The module gives an end-to-end description of medicines management covering the legal framework of medication, the law around prescriptions & once they have completed the relevant module, they will have knowledge of drugs & medicines, the actions of medicines on the body & their side effects.
All the legal aspects of medication handling, responsibility & accountability are also covered & the implications to the attendees if they fail in their duty of care
What are medicines?
Types of medicines & how they act in the body
Side effects/ADRs (adverse drug reactions)
Checking in medicines & storage
Self administration & administration fundamentals – 6Rs (the 6 rights)
Ordering & dealing with errors
Administering Different Types of Medicines
Topical medicines, eye, ear and nasal drops and sprays, inhalers,
CDs and transdermal patches
Patient owned medication
The Law & Regulations
Legal framework of medicines
Regulations governing the management of medicines
The module includes medication issues unique to respite care!
The module is 4.5 hours in duration, a workbook is provided and a certificate (valid for 2 years) on successful completion of the multi choice assessment.
Respite Care Medication Module
is available as a
Call 07771 762 913 for details
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