Safe Handling of Medicines (Medication Awareness) | Oxfordshire County Council

Safe Handling of Medicines (Medication Awareness)

This course explores all aspects of handling medication. You will be required to refresh this course every 3 years.

This course is essential for all those who are involved in medication handling it is a half day course

The objectives of this course are to cover:

  • Storage
  • Administration
  • Recording
  • Disposal
  • Covert administration
  • Self-medication
  • Homely remedies and over the counter medication
  • Importance of dose timings
  • How to use eye drops, patches, inhalers, creams etc
  • Legal Issues
  • Medicines for short stay and school trips
  • The importance of medicine labels
  • Understanding dosage instructions
  • Basic hygiene when administering medicines
  • Principles of a medication policy
  • Specialist tasks
  • How to reduce medication errors
  • Reporting refusals, side effects and errors
  • Expiry dates
  • Insurance and Indemnity

At the end of the course, the delegates sit a short assessment. On successful completion of the assessment, they are awarded a online certificate

To book the course go on the learning zone and search for course OXCH1006

Tuesday 27 Nov 2018
from 10:00am to 01:00pm
Location Unipart House
Garsington Road
Cowley, Oxford
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