Level 2 Safe Administration of Medication (Accredited)

 

Good medicines management is an integral part of delivering care to the service user. It should be the responsibility of the organisation to ensure that care staff supporting people in the administration of medicines do so correctly.

Care staff all be it nurse or support worker should only administer medicines when this is clearly documented in the care plan. The care staff must be trained and competent to do so. The prescriber's directions must be clear, specific and unambiguous.

One of the recommendations to reduce medication errors and harm is to use the “seven rights”: the right person, the right drug, the right dose, the right route, the right time, the right to refuse and the right documentation. When a medication error does occur during the administration of a medication, we are quick to blame the person administering the medication and accuse her/him of not completing the seven rights. The seven rights should be accepted as a goal of the medication process not the “be all and end all” of medication safety.

Prior to any administration of medicines the person responsible for administration must check all the information required to ensure an accurate and safe procedure

Particularly if a new medicine has been prescribed or if a client is new to the setting

Prescription/label information must also agree with the details on the client’s MAR sheet.

The MAR sheet is required for the recording of the administration of all medicines and should be read and completed each time a medication is administered, the MAR sheet is a record that helps administers of medicines to reduce the likelihood of medication errors.

 
Course Length

3 Hours

Number of Attendees

 

Attendees minimum 6 to maximum 15

Availability

This training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Certification

All delegates will receive a certificate awarded by Advantage accreditation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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