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Medication Safety
Drug errors are serious. The wrong dose or drug can cause illness, and in some cases, even death.

Many drug errors can be prevented though, and this seven-hour course helps staff handle medication in a safe and responsible manner.
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Medication Safety

Seven hours

Introduction / Refresher

Nurses and Senior Care Staff

To help staff ensure the safety of clients they prompt, assist and administer medication to.

Up to 15 students

- Forms, types and routes of drugs
- Principles of safe drug administration
- Terms, abbreviations, measurements
- Hygienic administration and storage
- Simple drug calculations and CD's
- Ownership, refusal, covert medication
- Overdosage and anaphylaxis
- Verbal instructions, MAR sheets, MDS
- Disposal, sharps and sharps injuries
- Drug errors, abuse, poor swallowing
- Complimentary and homely remedies
- Accountability, reporting, recording
- Knowledge test

Lecture, group discussion and practical exercises.

Students are assessed on the basis of
their performance of the exercises and
in the summative test at the end.

- Care Standards Act regulations
- Skills for Care Induction Standards
- National Vocational Qualifications
- Nursing & Midwifery Council
   guidelines          
- Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great
   Britain guidelines
- United Kingdom Homecare
   Association guidelines

- Attendance forms
- Course notes / handouts
- Knowledge tests
- Training records
- Feedback forms
- Certificates of Achievement

Dependent on your training needs.
Call 020 3115 1039 for a quote
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Michael Hughes MSc BSc(Hons) RN DipN ENB 998 ENB 978 Cert HPM FRSPH FIHPE PTLLS
Healthcare Training 79 Lodge Lane, North Finchley, London N12 8JG  Tel/Fax: 020 3115 1039
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