Safe Handling and Administration of Medication

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Healthcare Training & Consultancy

Course Provider

    Based in Monmouth

Regions covered


How to book

    Use the course enquiry form on the right or call them on 0330 6600 451.

Training Course Details

  • Course Length: 4 hours
  • Delivery Method: In-house/Workplace
  • Suitable for: Group


This Safe Handling and Administration of Medication course is suitable for those working with the elderly; either in residential or domiciliary; special needs and child care sector.


For learners to gain knowledge and understand the correct handling and administration of medication.


By the end of the session learners will be able to:

  • Identify current Health and Safety Legislation and regulatory bodies
  • Classification of medicines and different drug forms
  • Explain the correct procedures for drug administration and monitor the effect
  • Understand their responsibilities for the safe supply, storage and disposal of medicines, including oxygen
  • How to deal with refusal and administration errors
  • Routes of drug administration and their side effects and adverse reactions.
  • Understand the role of the Pharmacist and the importance of recording the administration of medicines
  • Understand the responsibilities, accountability and the confidentiality required when handling and administering medication

Course content:

  • Introduction & Registration
  • Health & Safety Legislation
  • Regulatory Bodies
  • Company Policy
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Receiving and Storing Medication
  • Medicines
  • Classification
  • Forms
  • Routes of Administration
  • Risk Assessment
  • Self Medication
  • Procedures
  • Systems
  • Record Keeping
  • Refusal and Errors
  • Disposal

Safe Handling and Administration of Medication

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