Kaizen Training offers health and social care courses designed (as per SSSC requirements) for self-development to achieve personal and professional goals. Our highly skilled trainers allow us to provide only the highest quality experiences for our candidates.

Part Four: Medication Administration

People who require care and support often rely on their carers for assistance with their medication.

It’s been estimated that 4 to 5 people die every single day due to medication errors and a recent study by university academics in Manchester, Sheffield and York and published by the Department of Health in February 2018, identified more than 230 million medication errors a year by the NHS alone.

These errors not only risk patient safety but unwanted scrutiny from regulators and safeguarding teams. Therefore, it’s critical for anyone working with or administering medication to receive sufficient training. That is why we have designed our course to provide both a theoretical and practical understanding of the essential elements of correct medication administration.

Suited to those working in Health and Social care, the course teaches how to safely handle, record, dispose of, administer, and order medication on a service user’s behalf. It covers the importance of assisting someone with their medication and how to keep themselves and the supported person safe regarding this key task. The overall aim of our course is to improve each candidate’s confidence when dealing with service users and their medication.

This informative session will ensure candidates:

  • Are aware of the legal requirements related to the administration of medication.
  • Are aware of the different forms of medication and routes of administration.
  • Know the procedures of safe administration: policy, confidentiality and consent.
  • Know their responsibility in the administration of medication and how to document this.
  • Know how to store, deliver, and dispose of medication and how to effectively manage doses.

To discuss our Medication Administration course further please get in touch with us on 0141 648 4435 or fill in our contact form.

Our packages can be tailored to suit your requirements. With refresher courses also available, we’ll find something that fits your business and your budget. Learn more about our other courses here.