Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care Training – Level 2 – Online Course – CPD Accredited – Managing Medicines in Domiciliary Care.
Welcome to our Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care online training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).
Understanding the fundamental principles of handling, administration and storage of medicines is an essential skill for all health and care workers. All health and social care organisations must have in place adequate policies and procedures to ensure that their staff maintain service user safety and minimise the risk of drug errors and adverse events.
This course provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the safe handling of medicines. It provides an overview of the definitions and classifications of medicines according to current UK law. It also covers the relevant legalisation, guidelines and the seven rights of medication administration (and the routes of drug administration). Learners will also appreciate the importance of policies for record-keeping and the roles of the multi-disciplinary team.
Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care Training Course – CPDUK Accredited E-Learning Course
Study method – Online, self-paced
Estimated duration (Indicative CPD hours) – 2 hours
Course format – Online (24/7 access)
Entry requirements – no prerequisites required
Assessment type – Complete end of course assessment (80% needed to pass and gain CPD certificate)
Certification/Qualification – Downloadable CPD certificate
Cost(s) of assessment and certification – Assessment and certification costs included in the course price
Course accreditation – CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)
Course access – Part-time (1-year access)
Course delivery – via desktop PC/MAC, laptops, tablets or smartphones.
Who is the online Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care training course for?
This Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care e-learning course should be completed by those who work in community health and social care services, including:
- Domiciliary care workers,
- Home caregivers,
- Locum and agency care workers,
- Community healthcare assistants,
- Support workers, and
- Care assistants.
Course aims and objectives
This online Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care training course aims to develop the awareness and competencies of health and social care staff working in community settings.
The learning outcomes of this Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care training course are to:
- To provide the learner with a clear understanding of the legislation and guidelines regarding the management of medication management,
- Provide an understanding of the ordering, receiving, administering, storing and disposing of medicines safely,
- Identify the processes and procedures for obtaining and receiving supplies,
- Explain how drugs are administered and how problems may occur,
- Describe how to store and dispose of drugs safely and securely,
- State the principles underpinning the proper administration of medication, and
- Outline the principal legal aspects of handling medicines.
What is covered in this online Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care training course?
This Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care e-learning course covers the following:
- Introduction into the safe handling of medicines
- Legislation and guidance of medication management
- Key principles of medication management
- Service user needs assessment
- The consent to treatment
- Obtaining medication
- General support with medications
- The principles of safe administration of medicines
- Awareness of specific medications
- Practical considerations for the safe management of medicines
- Service users with swallowing difficulties
- Covert administration of medicines
- Record keeping
- Self-administration of medicines
- Safe disposal of medicines
- Dealing with significant events involving the handling and administration of medicines.
Why is this Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care training important?
The aim of this safe handling and administration of medication training is to update or impart medication knowledge following your organisation’s policies and procedures. The course is essential for nurses and support workers who need to handle and administer medication daily safely.
Medicines management is a system of processes and behaviours that determines the way that patients and other service users use medicines. Getting medicine use “right” has the potential to not only improve patient outcomes but also contribute to patient safety.
It is estimated that up to £150 million worth of medicines are wasted unnecessarily every year within the NHS. Up to 50% of patients do not take the medication they have been prescribed.
Our medication management training courses are essential for registered nurses and support workers who need to handle and administer medication safely.
How do I book for the online Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care training course?
You can book for Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care training course online. Just click ‘Buy Now’ in the top right-hand corner of this page to order the Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care training course online. Follow the instructions to complete the order for your Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care training course.
Once you complete your Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care online order, you will receive a confirmation email within a few minutes. You will also receive a separate email providing you with the link to the Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care training course online and login details. You should then be able to access the online Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care training course portal immediately and complete your online training modules.
Certification and Accreditation
On successful completion of the online Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care training course, you will be able to download, save and/or print a quality assured CPD certificate. Our CPD certificate can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit (recognised internationally).
All learning materials are designed in collaboration with The Mandatory Training Group, the leading UK providers of workforce development solutions for all sectors.
LearnPac Systems and The Mandatory Training Group have worked with a range of subject matter experts to develop high-quality online training courses and programmes. The CPD Certification Service (CPDUK) has peer-reviewed independently and accredited our online Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care training course as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of the online Safe Handling of Medication in Home Care training course, you will be required to complete an online assessment (pass mark of 80%).
If you don’t pass the first, don’t worry! You can take the online test as many times as you need with no extra charge.
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