About Advanced Medication Awareness
This course is for team leaders and experienced carers, whose roles involve assisting with medication. Training focuses on the importance of recording and reporting the administration of medicines. It also covers other ways to reduce risks and mistakes. You will learn about; different kinds of medication, how to manage and how to get rid of them correctly. Learners will be fully prepared to assist patients and help them with their medication safely and in the right way.
How long will this course take?
This course is 3 hours and spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is aimed at those in the care sector, as well as the medical care sector.
What are the main points covered?
Understanding the causes and effects of medications, how to administer them and MAR charts.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Advanced Medication Awareness Course Outline
- Roles and responsibilities.
- How to administer medicines.
- MAR charts.
- Disposal of medication.
- Causes and effects.
Advanced Medication Awareness FAQs
What is advanced medication awareness?
Advanced medication awareness is a course aimed at senior or experienced carers who are involved in the administration of medicines.
How is the advanced medication course different to the normal one?
The course takes a more detailed look at the importance of record-keeping when administering medicine. It deals with the patient “Medication Administration Record” which serves as a legal record of all drugs given to a patient at a facility.
What things are included on the MAR?
As well as the times and dosages of medicine given to patient, the MAR details important information such as patient allergies, whether the drug is controlled and even stock control.
Why is medicine stock control important?
Providers must make sure that the premises and any equipment used is safe and where applicable, available in sufficient quantities. Medicines must be supplied in sufficient quantities, managed safely and administered appropriately to make sure people that use the service are not place at risk.