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The Administration of Medication 
 
The Accredited Administration of Medication course is designed to enable Health and Social Care Staff to develop the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively Administer Medication within their setting. The course is in line with current standards and expectations set in place by the Care Quality Commission to reduce the rate of Medication errors across the Health and Social Care sector. 
 
Course Objectives: 
 
Following Successful completion of the course participants will: 
 
Be able to state their obligations and that of their employer in regards to the documentation of Medication 
Have knowledge about the storage of medication 
Have knowledge of the different types of medication and how they work 
Know about adverse drug reactions 
Know the 7 rights and guidelines of administration 
Have an understanding about controlled drugs and oxygen 
Have an understanding about drug errors 
Have an understanding about the disposal of medication 
 
The Administration of Medication course is essentially broken down into five key stages in order to meet the Course objectives, update any existing knowledge, and keep in line with industry specific changes with respect to the law and best practice. These broken down as follows. 
 
Stage One; 
 
Medication Awareness (Legal Aspects) 
Be able to state their obligations and that of their employer in regards to the documentation of Medication 
 
Changes in Guidelines 
Common Mistakes Case Studies 
Risk Assessment 
Documentation 
MARR Sheets 
Legal Overview, Policies and Procedures 
What is Medication? 
Guidelines for Best Practice 
 
 
Stage Two; 
 
The Community team 
 
Receiving Medication 
Have knowledge about the storage of medication 
 
Drug Names 
Why people take Medication 
Community Team and Seeking professional Advice 
Adverse Drug Reactions 
Risk Assessment 
Confidentiality 
Policies and Procedures 
Medication Labels 
Medication Review 
Medication Receiving and Storage 
Documentation 
Dealing with Discrepancies 
Auditing 
 
Stage Three; 
 
Have knowledge of the different types of medication and how they work 
Know about adverse drug reactions 
 
How Medication work? 
Forms of Medication 
Medication Errors 
Reasons Errors Occur 
Policies and Procedures 
Legal Overview 
Common side effects 
Poly-pharmacy 
Observation 
Documentation 
Anaphylaxis 
 
Stage Four; 
 
Guidelines for administering medications 
Know the 7 rights and guidelines of administration 
Have an understanding about controlled drugs and oxygen 
 
British National Formulary 
Policies and Procedures 
Legal Overview 
MAR sheets 
Infection Control 
Seven Rights of Administration 
Consent and common Difficulties e.g. refusal to take 
Risk Assessment 
Errors, Mistakes and Discrepancies 
Abbreviations 
Controlled Medications 
Documentation 
Oxygen 
 
Stage Five; 
 
Have an understanding about drug errors 
Have an understanding about the disposal of medication 
 
Drug Errors 
Legal Overview 
Documentation 
Risk Assessment 
Auditing 
Policies and Procedures 
Reporting and Recording 
Disposal of Medication 
Waste Management 
 
Please note; although some subjects are repeated through the stages this is to address topic specific issues, best practice, legal specifics, and to help address any concerns participants may have. 
 
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