Safe Handling of Medicines

This course is designed for those who wish to develop their understanding of the safe handling of medicines in order to find work or further learning opportunities in health and social care settings. You will develop a general understanding of different types of medication and their use and gain knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medicines. You will also learn about the legislation and the audit process related to medication and issues of responsibility and accountability.

The course consists of four units:

  1. Understand Medication and Prescriptions
  2. Supply, Storage and Disposal of Medication
  3. Understand the Requirements for the Safe Administration of Medicine
  4. Record-Keeping and Audit Processes for Medication, Administration and Storage

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: Four written assignments

Exams: None

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments

Tutor Support: Yes

Find Out More: From the OSC here


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