Safe Handling of Medicines (Foundation) Course for Care Homes

Course description:

Essential for all staff who are required to administer medicines.

Skills for Care recommend that staff renew their medication management and administration training annually. Our Safe Handling of Medicines Foundation course ensures your staff are fully trained and up to date with best practice guidance to help reduce medicines errors in your care home.

Available as a face to face session, e-learning or distance learning workbooks.

Course Content 

  • Administration
  • Storage
  • Recording
  • Disposal
  • Covert administration
  • Self-administration
  • Homely remedies and over the counter medication
  • The importance of dose timings
  • How to use eye drops, patches, inhalers, creams etc.
  • Understanding dosage instructions
  • Basic hygiene when administering medicines
  • Principles of a medicines policy
  • Specialist tasks
  • How to reduce medicines errors
  • Reporting refusals, side effects and errors
  • Expiry dates

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