Level 2 Accredited administration of  medication training.

Good medicines management in care

Administering of medications is an integral part of delivering care to the service user. It should be the responsibility of the organisation to ensure that care staff who supporting people in the administration of medication do so correctly.

Care staff all be it nurse or carer should only administer medicines when they have received training in the administration of medication. Nurses and carer's should ensure this is clearly documented in the care plan. The care staff must be trained and competent to do administration of medication.

 

The importance of guidance to ensure the safe administration of medication by healthcare professionals to ensure patient safety. To prevent administration of medication errors which sadly do happen and place patients at risk.

administration of medication
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The prescriber's directions must be clear, specific and unambiguous.

 

One of the recommendations to reduce administration of 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 medication, we are quick to blame the person administering the medication and accuse her/him of not completing the seven rights. 

The seven rights of the service user 

 

It should be accepted as a goal of the medication administration process should not the “be all and end all” of medication safety.

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

Particularly if a new medication 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 medication and should be read and completed each time a medication is administered, the MAR sheet is a record that helps administration of medications to reduce the likelihood of medication errors.

It is a legal requirement that the Medication Administration Record Sheet is completed after every administration of medication has been given.

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.