Care L&D

About this course

When used effectively medication is a very effective intervention to alleviate symptoms and improve a person’s quality of life. However, it can cause serious harm when misused.

Healthcare professionals are responsible for the safe delivery of medication whist maintaining dignity, encouraging independence, and respecting choices the service user/patient make.

This course focuses on competence and reduction of medication errors and will help care staff and nurses understanding of legislation, policy, and procedures relevant to medication management, and provide training for administering and monitoring medication safely. It is recommended for any professionals with the responsibility of ordering, receiving, storing, administering, and disposing of medication. This course supports nurses in maintaining their knowledge and skills through continuing professional development as required by the NMC.

What you’ll learn

a Understand legislation, policy, and procedures relevant to the management of medication.

a Know how to order, receive, store, and dispose of medication safely.

a Know about common types of medication, their use and potential side effects.

a Monitor medication safely and what actions to take if the patient came to harm.

a Understand the 8 ‘R’s of medication administration.

a Understand the importance of record keeping and know how to record in line with the current legal framework.

a Understand common errors that can occur and how to reduce the likelihood of these happening.



No entry requirements.


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