Safe handling of medicines

Safe handling of medicines

Do you work in a care environment where you need to learn about the safe handling of medicines?

Anyone who works in a care role who is responsible for the administering of medicine, or who supervises staff that administer or handle medicines, needs to learn about the safe handling of medication.

Safe handling of medicines: what is covered?

This Introduction to the Safe Handling of Medicines 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 one of a range of online training courses for the health and social care sector that we provide.

Modules covered in this course

Module 1        Introduction to the course

Module 2        Terminology explained

Module 3        The roles of those involved, legislation and
licensing

Module 4        Groups of medicines

Module 5        Levels of support and routes of entry

Module 6        Infection Control and equipment for
dispensing

Module 7        Label interpretation, record keeping and The
Seven Rights

How long will it take to complete this course and how will I be assessed?

This 100% online training course can be completed anywhere in your own time.

All you need is an internet-enabled device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone) and an internet connection.

Most students complete this course in just 60 minutes.

At the end of each module, students face a multiple choice test.

You must score at least 70% in all seven multiple choice tests in order to pass the course and receive your certificate of achievement.

Which bodies recognise this course?

The Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service approves this course, giving you reassurance and peace of mind that the quality and standards of the material you will be taught is first class.

Course: Safe handling of medicines

Accreditations and approvals: CPD
Course time: 60 minutes
Assessment method: Multiple choice test

Pass mark: 70% in each module

Cost: £25+ VAT

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