Health and Social Care-Health & Safety

Medication Awareness

A major part of any care environment, many supported individuals depend upon medication to maintain their physical and/or mental health. Our Medication Awareness course is designed to enable participants to meet these needs and avoid making life-affecting medication errors. Upon course completion, participants will have the skills and knowledge needed to recognise and respond to medication side-effects and errors, in addition to keeping themselves legally compliant with legislations governing medication and controlled drugs.

  • To identify the functions of different medication within the participant’s workplace and why they are prescribed.

  • To learn about possible side-effects of medication and how to respond towards adverse reactions.

  • To understand the different types of first aid that might be required for an emergency involving medication.

  • To appreciate the social, physical and mental impact of medication on the life of a supported individual.

  • To understand the legislation, policies and guidelines governing medication and controlled drugs.

  • To recognise the risk and impact of medication errors, how to prevent their occurrence, and what needs to be done if they occur.

  • To learn about how to safely store and dispose of medication and related medicinal equipment.

  • To improve confidence about raising concerns or “whistleblowing” for any situations involving the misuse of medication in the workplace.

Duration

6 hours teaching (7 Hour day to include breaks).

Number of participants

12 Participants per booking.

Suitable for

Care staff, Supporters, Volunteers, Family, Professionals.