The Medication Management training is an online course suitable for staff working within a care environment.
It has been designed to enable you to handle, administer, and understand how medication acts in the body and on major organs.
It will also equip you with the ability to identify some potential side effects and adverse drug reactions that service users could experience and how to manage them.
Finally, it will also give you the opportunity to undertake a variety of drug calculations, to ensure that opportunities of dosage errors are minimised.
Module 1: Introduction to Medication Management
- Course Overview
Module 2: Key Terms
- Therapeutic index
- Half life
- Steady state
Module 3: Legislation and Medication
- Legislation and medicine
- NICE Guidelines on managing medicine in care homes
- Care regulators and regulations
Module 4: What Is Medicine
- Defining medicine and drugs
- Categories of medicines
Module 5: Prescriptions & Prescribers
- Who can prescribe?
- Different prescriptions (community, inpatient, private etc)
- Patient Group Directives (PGD)
- Dispensing labels
- Administering the medicines
- Homely remedies/Symptomatic Relief Protocol (SRP)
Module 6: Administration of Medicines
- Five rights of medicine administration
- Medication routes
Module 7: Administration of Medicines (Practical Methods)
- The three main categories of administration of medications
- Self assessment
Module 8: How Medicines Act On The Body
- Overview on how medicines act on the body
- The key areas of the body involved in the mechanisms of medication effects
Module 9: The Heart, Lungs, Brain & GI Tract
- Keeping the body in balance
- How the heart works
- How the lungs work
- How the brain works
- How the GI tract works
- Self assessment
Module 10: The Liver and Kidneys
- How the kidneys work
- How the liver works
- The role of enzymes
- The liver's metabolism
Module 11: Side Effects & Adverse Drug Reactions
- Well known side effects of commonly known medications
- Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR)
- The two types of ADR and their differences
- The action to take if an ADR is suspected and affecting a service user in your care
- Protection of service users
- Reporting ADRs
- How to reduce ADRs
Module 12: Drug Interactions
- Defining Drug Interactions
- The relationship between structure of drugs and their activity
- Drugs commonly involved in interactions (including those bought over the counter)
- How cells in our body work to maintain its normal function
- Normal body function - Physiology
- Normal body function - Pharmacology
- Drug Interactions and food
Module 13: Age and Drugs
- The development of the young
- Drug calculations for children
- Ageing and medication
Module 14: Accountability & Responsibility
- Adherence to policies and procedures
Module 15: Drug Calculations
- Unit conversions
- Tablet conversions
- Half tablets
- Liquid calculations
- Roles of infusion (through a pump)
- Roles of infusion (drops per minute)
By the end of the Medication Management training course, you'll be able to:
- Develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to competently administer medicines within the care setting
- Identify the need for accurate written documentation and audits in the safe handling of medication
- Ensure best practices are followed for the supply and storage of medicines within the care setting
- Identify how to deal with special requirements, such as "when required" medications and controlled drugs
- Explain what medicines are
- Explain the importance of medicine labels and prescriptions
- Explain how drugs act on the body and major organs
- Recognise some side effects and adverse drug reactions of prescribed medicines
- Describe how the law affects the way you can manage and administer medicines
- Define some medical and technical terms
- Understand the effect of age on the body and its impact on medication
- Describe drug interactions
- course Details
- exam & certification
- ask a question
- additional information
Type: Online Interactive User-Friendly Training With Downloadable Documentation
Accreditation: Nationally Recognised CPD Accredited Courses
Access: 24/7 Unlimited Accesses For 12 Months
Duration: 2 Hours (Counts Towards CPD Hours)
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
The Medication Management training comes complete with a multiple choice exam and a nationally recognised CPD Certificate.
What Are The Benefits of CPD
- Gain new skills
- Improve job prospects
- Enhance employment opportunities
- Improve career satisfaction
- Tracks prior learning
- Up-to-date with your job requirements
- Enhance your CV
- Help lead the way to further education
- Demonstrates commitment and value
- Preparation for promotion
Multiple Choice Assessment
- Once you have completed the learning you will participate in a multiple-choice assessment.
- A pass mark of 75% is required.
- The online test is marked automatically, receiving an instant grade.
- We offer an unlimited pass guarantee.
- Don’t worry if you don’t pass or want to improve your grade, with our unlimited pass guarantee can retake the test as many times as you wish to at no extra cost.
Nationally Recognised Certification
- All our courses are accredited by the CPD and are nationally recognised.
- Once you have completed your assessment you will be awarded a free accredited certificate in PDF format which is immediately available.
- The certificate will display the CPD logo as proof of your knowledge and competencies gained from taking this course.
- Hard copies of the certificate are available at an additional fee of £3.99. These are purchased once the course is completed online.
- All evidence of learning and certification will remain on our system to peruse for your future reference.
Additionally, once you’ve completed the Medication Management training, you may be interested in deepening your skills and knowledge with one of our other online medication administration courses.
Our statutory, mandatory and specialist health and social care training courses are delivered in line with the relevant UK legislation and recommended practice including:
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- Alignment to the Skills for Health’s Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF)
- Care Quality Commission (CQC)
- Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
- National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
- The Resuscitation Council (UK)
- Qualifications and Credits Framework (QCF)
- Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) revalidation for registered nurses and midwives