This Introduction to the Safe Handling of Medicines course will start by explaining the key terminology used when handling medicines. The course aims to provide basic knowledge and understanding when managing medicines, and to ensure they are dispensed, stored and administered in a safe and secure manner. The course will start by explaining the key terminology used when handling medicines. It then goes into detail about the roles of the people involved, some of the different groups of medicines, providing different levels of support to patients, infection control, label interpretation and much more. The course is essential for nurses and support workers who need to safely handle and administer medication on a daily basis. When medicines are properly managed, not only do patients receive the best medication for them but their response to the dosage is carefully monitored too. This means that if their health suddenly declines, or they stop responding in the same way, the prescription or dosage can be altered accordingly.
This course will cover the following:
Introduction to the course
The roles of those involved, legislation and licensing
Groups of medicines
Levels of support and routes of entry
Infection Control and equipment for dispensing
Label interpretation, record keeping and The Seven Rights