Medication
Medication courses
Medication Awareness (3 hours)
Medicine Management (6 hours)

MEDICATION AWARENESS (HALF DAY)
Aims: to provide an overview of the process of administering medication safely to clients.
Objectives:
❖ State the legislation that underpins medication administration.

❖ Explain the process you go through from ordering through to administration and also disposal of medicine.

❖ Identify the different routes for administration of medicines and the possible drugs for each one.

MEDICINE MANAGEMENT (FULL DAY)

Aims: to provide an overview of medicine management for nurses and senior staff by examining legislation, guidance and documentation.
 
Objectives:
❖ Define what a medicine is and medicine management.

❖ List legislation underpinning medication management and classes of medication.

❖ Identify the relevant documentation surrounding medicines.

❖ Explain the nature and form of medicinal prescriptions.

❖ Identify different routes and forms for administration of medicines and the possible drugs for each one.

❖ State what the therapeutic range means and why it is important.

❖ Identify the different drugs and possible complications of four major drugs groups often found in care facilities.

❖ Explain major adverse drug reactions and what actions to take.