Medication Awareness

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Course Overview

This course aims to provide learners with the knowledge required to support the use of medication in health and social care settings. It provides information on the different types, classifications and forms of medication, as well as providing guidance on safe storage and disposal.

The aim of this is course is to provide learners with an increased understanding of the importance of accurate recording and reporting when administering medication.

On completion of this Virtual College course learners will be able to:

  • Describe relevant legislation
  • Recognise the different types of medication
  • Define roles and responsibilities
  • Describe relevant techniques for administering medication
  • List considerations when receiving, storing and disposing of medication
  • Identify the rights of an individual
  • Describe suitable recording and reporting techniques relevant to medication administration

The content of this course has been mapped to the underpinning knowledge within the following unit on the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF):

Support use of medication in social care settings

This unit is part of the following qualifications:
Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland

For more information about this or any of our other courses mapped to the QCF please contact us on the details provided below.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction
  • The Legislative Framework for the Use of Medication in a Social Care Setting
  • Common Types of Medication and Their Use
  • Roles and Responsibilities in the Use of Medication in a Social Care Setting
  • Techniques for Administering Medication
  • Receive, Store and Dispose of Medication Safely
  • Promote the Rights of the Individual when Managing Medication

Accreditation

The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

Duration

Approximately 2 - 3 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.

Target Audience

This course is targeted primarily at those working within the health and social care sector who are involved in the administration of medication.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.