Medication Safety

Course description

Title: 

Medication Safety

Level: 

Level 3 Qualification Credit Framework

Price: 

between £1.49 and £4.99

Course Aims: 

This eLearning course aims to refresh and enhance your knowledge and understanding about medication administration in your work role. Please note: The completion of this eLearning module does not prove your competence to administer medication. You must undertake additional face-to-face training to enable you to administer medication to individuals.

This course begins with an introduction to the common abbreviations used in the administration of medication and how to perform simple drug calculations. You will learn about the legislation and regulations relevant to medication administration including how medication should be stored, administered and disposed of. You will also explore the routes of medication administration; the purpose of 15 groups of medication and learn how to identify and respond to allergic reactions and anaphylaxis shock.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of this course you will be able to:-

  • Identify common abbreviations used in the administration of medication
  • Perform simple drug calculations
  • Recall legislation and regulations relevant to medication administration
  • Identify routes of medication administration
  • Identify the purpose of 15 groups of medication
  • Identify and respond to allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
  • Know how medication should be stored, administered and disposed of according to legal and regulatory requirements
  • Explain how to report any immediate problems with the administration of medication.