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