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Understanding Safe Handling of Medication

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care qualification covers a wide range of topics including understanding medication and prescriptions, how to supply, store and dispose of medication and understanding the requirements for safe administration of medication.

Course Content

  • Gain good up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines
  • Learn how to maintain stock and record, store and dispose of medication
  • Understand the different types of medication and how they are classified
  • Learn the correct procedure for record keeping and the audit process
  • Gain relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to improve service user experience

Modern medicines are powerful substances which have beneficial effects for millions of people worldwide. However, inappropriate use or handling of these substances can have severe consequences, including death. Having good up-to-date knowledge of the safe handling of medicines is essential for anyone working with medication.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Evidence your competency in handling medication to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Create better preventative care by identifying how to maintain stock and record, store and dispose of medication appropriately
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college

What You Will Learn

  • Unit 1 – Understand Medication and Prescriptions
  • Unit 2 – Supply, Storage and Disposal of Medication
  • Unit 3 – Understand the Requirements for the Safe Administrations of Medication
  • Unit 4 – Record-keeping and Audit Processes for Medication

Eligibility Criteria

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over (born before 1 September 1998)
  • A minimum number of 8 learners MUST be present for the induction (there is no maximum)
  • All learners must have been residing in the UK for the past three years and non EU/UK citizens must have documentary proof.

 

If you require any further information or would like to book a course please contact info@orangeboxtraining.com or telephone our office on 01429 874530

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