Medication Awareness

This course gives a comprehensive overview of Medication Awareness within Health and Social Care

Legislation requires that medication is administered following specific procedures. This course provides high levels of knowledge and understanding for staff who need to administer medication. All regulatory aspects are covered, including assisting service users who self-medicate. The course details the requirements from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the National Institute for Health and care Excellence (NICE). Once completed, learners should receive appropriate practical training and assessment.

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Course Details

Medication Awareness course details:
  • Clear, attractive format
  • Real-life scenarios help illustrate key points
  • With videos and graphics to make an enjoyable learning experience
  • Written by an expert with over 20 years experience of health and social care training

Benefits for you

Medication Awareness forms an essential part of many different qualifications and learning frameworks. If you are working towards any of these, it is important to appreciate to what extent this course helps you in your goal.

This course has been mapped to the following (where it is applicable) –

The Care Certificate

13.5a Describe the agreed ways of working in relation to medication

Course Syllabus

Section 1 – Introduction

  • Learning Objectives
  • Mapping 
  • Meet The People 

Section 2 – Overview of Legislation and Guidance

  • Introduction 
  • The Medicines Act 1968 
  • The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 
  • The Human Medicine Regulations 2012 
  • Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 
  • Department for Health – Administration of medicines in care homes (with nursing) for older people by care assistants – 2016 

Section 3 – Definitions 

  • Introduction 
  • Legal Categories of medication 
  • Medication Groups I 
  • Medication Groups II 
  • Side Effects of Medication 

Section 4 – Medication Procedures 1 

  • Routes of Administration 
  • The “Rights” of medication administration 
  • Covert Medication 
  • Administration, Assisting and Self-Administration of Medication 
  • Administering Medication 
  • Spoiled Tablets 
  • Monitored Dosage Systems (MDS) 
  • Homely Remedies and Over the Counter Medication 

Section 5 – Medication Procedures 2 

  • Medication Administration Record (MAR) 
  • PRN Medication 
  • Storage of Medication 
  • Disposal of Medication 
  • Errors with Medication 
  • Administration 
  • Controlled Drugs


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