This Medication Administration training for care course is specifically targeted at care workers who look after residents in a care home. It provides an overview of how to manage residents’ medical needs; the legal responsibilities involved; and how to deliver, store, and dispose of medication and effectively manage doses.
This online Medication Administration in Care course provides essential training to care assistants and general care staff working in both nursing and non-nursing care homes. Participants will learn how to administer and manage medication that aligns with legal requirements to perform the administration safely.
Course participants will understand the needs of an individual before the administration of medication through the online course and will learn the importance of Medicines Administration Record [MAR] sheets. Alongside this, recognising the side effects should a patient have a reaction to some of the medication provided.
By following the guidelines set by The Department of Health, we ensure participants are given the best training possible.
This course is a great introduction to medication administration in care homes or a handy refresher – However, in order to administer medication to residents in a care home you need formal training from an NHS practitioner, this course is not a substitute for this training.
Understanding the needs of patients, safe handling of medications, preparation and recording are all key parts of the Medication Administration in Care Training.
The Medication Administration in Care Training course is broken down into 3 sections.
The first section begins by laying the foundations of administering medication by looking at what the law says, what a care home’s medication policy should contain, and what needs to be in a patient’s care plan. It also discusses the philosophy of “Person-Centred Care”.
This section looks at medication itself; the different categories of medication, the different kinds of dosages, how to read a pharmacist’s label, and how to safely deliver, store and dispose of medication.
This final section is all about processes. It covers the legal and best-practice processes that need to be considered when giving medication to residents in a care home. This includes how to look after residents who self-medicate; what to do if you need to covertly administer medication; and how to manage emergency medication.