The Control and Administration of Medicines Level 3 is a comprehensive online course. It is designed to provide senior care workers or managers the knowledge needed to enable them to supervise or undertake the administration of medicines in their care establishment.
You will be equipped with a solid understanding of the correct procedures to follow when prescribing and administering medicines, in both a social and domiciliary care home environments.
Staff working in a healthcare environment should be aware of the policy around control and administration of medicines and be actively working towards implementing it at all times. Therefore, it is important that appropriate care staff be trained in the administration of medicines and the policy of the organisation you work for.
You will learn how to keep records of each administration, as well as all incoming and outgoing medicines, to ensure that the risk of error is minimized.
Within this course, you’ll also find the Knowledge Set for Medication course modules covered as defined by Skills for Care and Development in 2005.
Upon successful completion, you will require to be observed competently administering a range of medications.
The Control and Administration of Medicines consists of four modules:
- Controlling medicines
- Managing medicines
- Types of medicines
- Medicine administration
Module 1: Controlling Medicines
- The Medicines Act (1968)
- The Misuse of Drugs Act (1971)
- Policies and procedures
Module 2: Managing Medicines
- Roles and responsibilities relating to the safe control and handling of medicines
- Prescribing, dispensing, obtaining and checking medicines
- Disclosure and patient confidentiality
Module 3: Types of Medicines
- Types and classifications of medicines
- Routes of administration
- General rules for administering various types of medicines
- Side effects and adverse reactions
- Contraindications and medicine interaction
Module 4: Medicine Administration
- The safe administration of medicines
- Consent and risk assessment
- Risk assessment and medicine administration
- Self administration of medicines
- Secondary administration
- Administration and control of medicines
- Recording medicine administration, refusal and errors
- Using the MAR chart
- Medicine storage, disposal and audit
- Limitations for practice
- Additional study
- Approximately 90 Minutes (counts towards CPD hours)
Type: Online Interactive User-Friendly Training With Downloadable Documentation
Accreditation: Nationally Recognised CPD Accredited Courses
Access: 24/7 Unlimited Accesses For 12 Months
Evidence: Learning & Certification Remain On The System Indefinitely
Exam & Assessment
Certificate: A CPD Accredited Certificate is Instantly Available Upon Completion
Exam Type: Online Multiple Choice Assessment
Exam Included: Exam Is Included In The Price
Exam Retakes: Unlimited Retakes At No Extra Cost
Additionally, once you’ve completed the Control and Administration of Medicines Level 3, you may be interested in deepening your skills and knowledge with one of our other CPD medication administration training courses.